Do you love homemade granola? It is so easy to make and tastes even better than store bought. Not to mention that it can be way more budget friendly! When I saw this Homemade Chocolate Granola Recipe Pin, I knew I wanted to try it for Week 19 of the Pinterest Challenge. I had saved it to my Breakfast Ideas Board since I love having yogurt topped with granola and fruit in the mornings. It comes from Melissa Voigt and I was already a big fan of her Aldi Meal Plans. Shopping at Aldi has definitely saved me lots of money in my grocery budget over the past year.
What I loved about this recipe was that it only involves a few simple ingredients. As a busy mom I try to keep everything super simple! I did not have to make a special trip to the grocery store. Every ingredient in this recipe was already in my pantry. That is a huge mom win!
- 4 cups oats
- 2 cups Puffed Rice cereal
- 1 stick butter
- 1 cup honey
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Combine the oats and cereal in a large mixing bowl.
- Melt butter in a saucepan with honey.
- Remove from heat and add cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt.
- Stir until combined.
- Pour over the oats and cereal mixture and stir.
- Spread mixture onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet or jelly roll pan.
- Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Turn off oven and leave it inside the oven with the door closed for 4 to 6 hours.
I was really impressed by the short cooking time of this recipe. I was able to whip this up and bake it for the 30 minutes before I had to leave for preschool pick up. The granola turned out amazing! The kids loved having it as their afternoon snack. I was excited to have it for my breakfast!
I would say Week 19 of the Pinterest Challenge was a success! If you are interested in joining the 52 Weeks of Pinterest Challenge, I would love to have you in our Facebook Group. It is always fun to see what recipes and projects others are trying out and there is no pressure to post! If that’s not your thing and you love Pinterest as much as I do, please feel free to follow my boards.