September 14, 2011

Chocolate and Coconut Granola

I usually make this granola in huge batches and it lasts about two weeks. I really love it and feel very virtuous knowing that it's sugar free and jam packed with nuts and fruit. But... I recently bought The Vintage Tea Party by Angel Adore and as if by fate the book opened on page 26; This glorious chocolate and coconut granola! It's really easy to make and is highly addictive. I told myself that this could be my 'weekend breakfast' but by Tuesday I was adding a little to my sugar free granola, then by Friday the stuff was gone!
It makes a gorgeous dessert layered with yogurt and fruit. And amazingly it really does turn the milk a chocolatey colour!

Chocolate & Coconut Granola
From The Vintage Tea Party
Serves 8

240g rolled oats
175g flaked almonds
70g shredded unsweetened coconut
70g dark brown sugar
40g cocoa powder
90ml honey
50ml vegetable oil
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt

  • Preheat the oven to 120 C.
  • In a large bowl mix the oats, almonds, coconut and brown sugar. In a seperate bowl mix the cocoa, honey, oil, cinnamon and salt.
  • Combine the 2 mixtures and pour on to 2 lined baking sheets. (mine was more solid like a flapjack mixture but I was able to crumble it up nicely once it was cooked). Bake the granola for 1 1/4 hours, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even colour.
  • Leave to cool before storing in an airtight container.

I was tempted to leave out the cinnamon but didn't. It adds a gorgeous subtle spiciness. The book is lovely and beautifully styled, every page has little drawings and there are also tips on how to do vintage up do's and make up. A real how to guide to Tea Parties!
Lilly x


  1. I love granola Lilly and this sounds like a delicious recipe! As a huge tea party fan that book looks brill! :)

  2. I've just started making my own granola and this looks very interesting!

  3. Lovely pics Lilly :) The granola looks amazing too, I was thinking of making some this weekend too, no excuse now!

  4. I made it because i thought it would be like a bounty bar, I like them - it was not like a bounty bar at all, it was quite a bit nicer- nice to meet you last friday!

  5. Hi Nessa! It's a gorgeous book,there's loads more that I want to make from it!
    Hi Gwen, so many granola recipes, so little time! I think granola's a great thing to be able to make though and always brightens up breakfast time.
    Hi Carolanne, I'm going to make it again this weekend too!
    Hi Amee, lovely to meet you too! Another fellow tea party book enthusiast!

  6. Hi Lilly, I've just discovered your blog and it's well impressive. I've just started my own (to highlight the importance of shopping local and supporting Irish suppliers). I have a lot to learn to get it as snazzy as yours. I'll be back!
    Marie Therese

  7. What do you have with the granola...yougurt??or is there something thing else you would advise..

  8. Granola is gorgeous with milk, yogurt, soya milk etc. Very versatile & a lovely breakfast/dessert!


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