Did you know that Sunday is World Nutella Day?!
One of my favorite things about this whole foodie community is finding out the random national food holidays that occur pretty much every day. There’s even a whole month for oatmeal, my new breakfast love! So when it just so happened that I tried a recipe with Nutella during the week where World Nutella Day fell…well, sounds like fate to me!
Granola is my new obsession. The way it smells when you bake it, the way it takes ordinary rolled oats from ho-hum to verging-on-crack-addictive, and (related to #2) the way I can’t stop opening the Tupperware I keep it in to sneak just oneeeee more bite.
This granola is the direct result of Middle Chip’s Christmas present to me…remember this?
Yeah, that happened. So in order to keep myself from downing the entire jar, spoonful by spoonful, I’ve been hunting down and bookmarking Nutella-friendly recipes. Bonus? This one’s even kinda good for you! Eat it with some Greek yogurt (yep, I’m still using up all that Chobani, too).
Inspired by Peanut Butter Fingers
- 1/4 cup Nutella
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 13×9 baking sheet with parchment paper or nonstick foil.
2. In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, heat Nutella and honey until Nutella begins to melt, about 30 seconds. Stir to completely incorporate the two.
3. Stir the vanilla extract and cinnamon into the hot Nutella/honey mixture.
4. Pour oats over the top and stir until oats are completed coated in the Nutella goodness (er, mixture). Spread oats onto the baking sheet in a fairly even layer.
5. Bake for about 10 minutes, stirring halfway through. The granola won’t look done–the Nutella will still be soft and the oats won’t be too brown–but it’s done! Don’t overbake it or your granola will taste burned, and nobody likes that. Let cool until the granola is crunchy, about 10 minutes.
Granola can be stored in an airtight container for…well, as long as you can keep yourself from opening said container to sneak spoonfuls. Clearly we’ve established that I haven’t done that.
If you’re looking for more Nutella-y goodness to celebrate the holiday, check out some of these delicious creations:
Nutella Smoothie (The Spiffy Cookie)
4-Ingredient Nutella Cookies (Blog Is the New Black)
Nutella Rice Krispie Bars (Sugarcrafter)
Nutella Muffins (Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts)
Nutella Pinwheels (Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)