Jane Suthering's Chocolate Granola Recipe

Crunchy breakfast is a great way to start the day. Make this one in batches and store in an airtight container.


  • 1

    Preheat the oven to gas mark 6, 200°C. In a large bowl, combine the oats, oat bran and oat germ, sugar, shopped nuts, coconut, and seeds.

  • 2

    In another bowl, whisk together the oil, water, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and salt until well combined.

  • 3

    Stir this into the dry ingredients in the other bowl and mix thoroughly.

  • 4

    Transfer the mixture into two large baking trays and spread out evenly.

  • 5

    Bake for 15 minutes and turn the mixture thoroughly on the trays and bake for a further 15 minutes.

  • 6

    Allow to cool on the trays, then mix in the chopped chocolate. Store in an airtight container and use when required.

  • 7

    Serve with milk or yogurt and fresh fruit, such as raspberries, blueberries, bananas or strawberries, if you like.

  • Ease of preparation: Easy
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes


  • 400g Porridge Oats
  • 115g Oat Bran and Oat Germ
  • 115g Light Muscovado Sugar
  • 115g assorted Nuts - chopped
  • 55g Desiccated Coconut
  • 85g Sesame Seeds
  • 150ml Vegetable Oil
  • 150ml Water
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder - sifted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 115 - 225g Milk or Dark Chocolate - chopped
  • To Serve: Milk or Yogurt, Fruit such as Berries or Bananas (optional)

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