Nutella Granola + A GIVEAWAY

I’ve had a bit of thing for all things chocolate + hazelnut lately. There was that taste of raw nutella (yum!). And then I found away to essentially drink nutella. Which was obviously amazing.

I’ve also been enjoying Tierra Farm Chocolate Hazelnut Butter.

So. Good.

With all this chocolate-hazelnut business, it didn’t take long for my mind to start dreaming up recipes.

And a delicious new granola was born.

It’s chocolate-y, nutty, but not too sweet. Basically a decadent yet guilt-free breakfast.

What’s not to love? 

Nutella Granola

  • 3 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 flaxseed
  • a couple grinds of sea salt
  • 1/3 cup brown rice syrup
  • 4 Tbs chocolate hazelnut spread (I used Tierra Farm)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbs nondairy milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1 tsp almond extract (optional)


1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.

2. Mix the oats, cocoa powder, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, flaxseed, and sea salt in a bowl.

3. In a separate bowl, combine the brown rice syrup, nut butter, coconut oil, nondairy milk, and almond extract. Whisk until combined.

4. Add this to the oat mixture and mix very well.

5. Spread out on a parchment paper-lined (or lightly oiled) baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring and checking often.

6. Let cool completely and enjoy!

This is good straight off the pan.

Or in a bowl.

It’s also delicious topped with bananas.

Or doused in chocolate hazelnut milk…Nutella on nutella?


Add in strawberries and you have a pretty perfect breakfast.

This will keep for a long time stored in the fridge (or even freezer).

But mine didn’t last too long at all.

As I made my way, bowl by bowl, through this batch of granola, it occurred to me…you should really try this chocolate hazelnut spread! And I should give it to you!

So one lucky reader will receive their very own jar–kindly donated by Tierra Farm.

Because, well, I like you guys.

And then you could make this granola…OR (even better idea) just eat it straight from the spoon. (I won’t judge!)

It’ll even come with this little guy…

Because I can’t in good conscience separate mother and child! ;)

And because this is the blog’s first-ever giveaway, I’ll also throw in some almond butter. And not just any almond butter, my friends. You may or may not remember, but in addition to the chocolate hazelnut butter, Tierra Farm happens to make my all-time favorite almond butter.


The texture is like no other almond butter out there. It’s PERFECT.

So who’s in???

How To Enter: 

Leave a comment on this post telling me YOUR all-time favorite almond butter (and/or granola flavor).

And for additional entries:

You have until Thursday, July 28 at 8pm EST to enter.

Good luck! 

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47 responses to “Nutella Granola + A GIVEAWAY

  1. Lindsey

    I’m allergic to almonds (sad, I know) – but of all the other nut butters it has to be homemade coconut cashew butter! And… when the budget allows… I love me some Rawtella – the mint variety :)

  2. Lenna (veganlenna)

    My fave almond butter is the one I made myself :) I don´t want to sound cocky, but I really like its taste the best – just pure raw almonds´ heaven :)
    That granolla recipe sounds amazing! I love hazelnuts, they are so tasty, I like to add them to my oatmeal.

  3. My favorite almond butter is a maple almond butter with chia, flax and hemp that Angela from Oh She Glows posted awhile ago…it is SO SCRUMPTIOUS…but nothing really beats nutella…

  4. katherine

    I love dark cocoa flavored almond butter

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. GAHH!! my fav almond butter is chocolate!!

  6. Courtney

    I love all nut butters – I really do. That said, I really love Justins! I would love to try Tierra Farm’s almond butter though – it looks delicious!

  7. ive never had it, or even seen it in a store- but i would love to try some. i love almonds!

  8. i follow you on twitter @mermont84

  9. My favorite almond butter is the roasted/salted almond butter from Trader Joes! It’s SO good!

  10. Annnnd I follow you on twitter, of course :)

  11. I don’t have an all time favorite almond butter because I’m too cheap to buy it! I have had spoonfuls of the MaraNatha brand.. and that’s pretty tasty.

  12. I’ve never tried almond butter, but my favorite PB flavor is cinnamon raisin swirl! :)

  13. I tweeted about your giveaway!

  14.! This looks amazing! Wait, no…amazing isn’t the word I’m looking for…yummy? (weak)…delicious? (eh-)…fan-freakin-tastic? Oh yeah! ;) Drooooooooling!

    Favorite almond butter: Justin’s Maple AB
    Favorite granola: Still on the lookout, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to be nutella granola! ;) Haha!

  15. I already follow you on Twitter, love!

  16. My favourite almond butter is just plain… but then I haven’t tried it any other way!

  17. I follow you on Twitter – and Tweeted!

  18. dave

    Can family win? haha. I think i’ve had almond butter before. Does that count?

  19. my favorite almond butter is maranatha farms smooth!

  20. I love the different Justin’s AB’s!! I make a homemade maple almond butter that ROCKS as well. Yummmmyyy. For granola- I <3 Love Grown… Cocoa!

  21. domestic diva

    I like homemade almond butter with a dash of cinnamon. Yum!

  22. Megan

    My favorite granola flavor is peanut butter!

  23. Kinley

    My favorite almond butter of late is MaraNatha Crunchy! Delicious!!!

  24. Kinley

    and I am following you on Twitter now :)

  25. Yay for your first giveaway! My current favorite almond butter is Maranatha chunky. I am also really enjoying Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter!

  26. I’m already following you on twitter!

  27. And I just tweeted :).

  28. I think my all-time favorite is Justin’s Maple Almond Butter! mmm!

  29. I love Love Grown chocolate granola!

  30. Following you on twitter!

  31. Rachel

    favorite AB is trader joes…lately i’ve decided that the raw
    creamy one is actually really good (I always buy roasted!)

    that mini jar is precious!!! is it weird I save glass nut butter jars? they’re useful for storage, and sometimes I drink out of them!

  32. OH MY GOSH, I want this! Classic almond butter is hard to beat (I buy huge jars of it from Costco), but I juuust might pick some chocolate/hazelnut over it :)

  33. My fave nut butter is a toss up between Artisana Cashew butter and Artisana Almond butter.

  34. My favourite is my homemade almond butter!

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