The only granola recipe you need- Espresso {Coffee} Granola

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Do you like Coffee? Or at least the flavor of coffee? Even if you don’t drink the good stuff, which I gasp at the horror of that nonsense, perhaps you still like the espresso flavor and in that case you will fall head over heels in LOVE with this Coffee Granola Recipe. It is nutty from the ground almonds, it is salty, it is sweet and it has the most wonderful espresso flavor! I make a batch of granola every week as it is my go to for munchies and once I made this particular recipe a few weeks back I have never turned from it. It’s one of those recipes that after the first bite I wanted to run to my friend’s Alison or Niki, who live right around the corner, kick open the door and shove a handful in their mouth all the while exclaiming at the top of my lungs ” ISN’T IT FANTASTIC!”


Do you have time to make homemade granola? Yes, Yes You Do! I make this granola recipe in less than 35 minutes. I prepare it in less than 10 minutes and then go do my thing, which is usually clean up after the boys, until it is ready after 20 minutes. This espresso granola recipe satisfies my coffee craving when I don’t actually want to have another cup of coffee itself. It is powerful I tell you and I should keep the recipe a secret but since Tracey from the Kitchen is my Playground  let it out of the bag I might as well too. In fact, her recipe is what inspired my own:)

espresso granola

The only granola recipe you need- Espresso {Coffee} Granola
  • 3 1 /4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup wheat germ
  • ½ cup coconut (omit if you want)
  • ½ cup almonds, finely ground
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 4½ TBSP dry instant espresso
  • 3 TBSP hot water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup honey
  • 6 TBSP molasses
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  1. In a large bowl, combine oats, wheat germ, coconut, ground almonds and salt.
  2. Combine dry instant espresso granules, hot water, and vanilla; stir to dissolve the granules.
  3. Stir together the oil, honey, molasses and brown sugar in a measuring cup; add the coffee mixture and stir to combine. Pour the oil and coffee mixture over the oat mixture; mix together until oats are evenly coated. Spread granola mixture onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake at 315 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring about every 10 minutes.
  4. Let cool completely.

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  1. Melynda@OurSundayCafe

    OK, this I must try! Really like the molasses in there with the coffee.

  2. Erica

    yum yum yum! Totally making this because 1. I loveeeeeeeee coffee and 2. I love granola! Granola really is so simple to make!

  3. LaCuisineHelene

    I don’t usually make granola, but I am tempted with your recipe because I love coffee 🙂

  4. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    I love coffee and the darker the better. Your granola sounds fantastic. Pinning.

  5. kitchen flavours

    Oh yes, I love coffee! I need my cuppa first thing in the morning, before I get on with the day. Using espresso in a granola sounds really good to me. Bookmarking this! Thanks for sharing!

  6. 2 Sisters Recipes

    We love the flavor of coffee in just about everything, so this recipe is perfect for us. And, we have never made granola but we would definitely get it on our list of foods to make. And I love the added coconut in there too.
    But I need to ask you, if I don’t care for Wheat Germ, what else could we use in its place? And, same with canola oil?

  7. Vicki Bensinger

    I love this granola and yes the coffee sounds amazing in it. Who would have thought…wow I can’t wait to toss some together. Plus all the ingredients together sound like the perfect marriage. Great recipe!

  8. Tricia @ Saving room for dessert

    Well now I really wish I was your neighbor! They must suffer so 🙂 haha. We adore granola and this is getting printed right now! Coffee and granola in one recipe – yes please!

  9. yummychunklet

    What tasty looking granola! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Shea

    I LOVE granola, especially with sweet vanilla yogurt. And I love coffee even more, so together they sound fabulous!!

  11. Asmita

    Simply delicious!

  12. Kiran @

    I need anything that has coffee in it — including this luscious granola!!

  13. Geni

    This looks so yummy Jessica! Can’t wait to try it! I am glad you shared this “secret” recipe with us.

  14. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    I certainly wouldn’t say no to something this good, that’s for sure. Wow! I love the taste of coffee in this.

  15. Joanne

    Well I can’t imagine not drinking coffee, but I can imagine (and fantasize about) getting more of it into my life! Now with this granola I can get a double dose of it at breakfast!

  16. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I do love coffee and I can’t live without it during the day… and love coffee flavor anything! I’m loving the coffee granola! How unique and clever is that!

  17. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure

    Love the idea of espresso in granola. Wouldn’t have thought of that.

  18. wizzy

    The coffee lover in me is very intrigued by this!

  19. Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen

    I love it, you get your breakfast and coffee fix all in one!

  20. Ruth

    This sounds amazing.

  21. Nespresso capsule varieties

    That looks great! Many thanks, I would love to give it a try!

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