I bought some hazelnuts the other day to make my No Bake Nutella Bites. I had quite a few left over, so I thought about making a Nutella granola. Yes! You can now have dessert for breakfast. This granola is vegan, soy free, dairy free and contains no refined sugars!
Vegan Nutella Granola
Preheat oven to 350. Take 1 cup of the hazelnuts and grind them in the food processor. In a large bowl, combine the ground hazelnuts, the other cup of hazelnuts, oats, salt and cocoa powder. In a small bowl whisk together the maple syrup, applesauce, milk and vanilla. Add the wet to dry and mix well. Spread mixture onto a lined baking sheet and bake for about 17 minutes. Pull out and shake the granola around and put back in the oven for another 15-17 minutes. An added bonus, your house will smell amazing!