Cookie Dough Granola

Failure sucks.

Failing twice in a 3 hour interval sucks harder.

Failing miserably and then having to do an hour worth of dishes sucks so darn hard that I don’t even have words to describe it.



I was listening to music while doing the washing up in an attempt not to die of boredom, because, you know, doing the dishes is tedious otherwise. Thing is, I was able to get trough the whole of my 10km playlist. 50 minutes of scraping hard-as-a-rock truffle frosting off dozens of spoons.

Never. Again.



By the way, a cover of “Rolling in the Deep” ((help, I accidentally typed “Rolling in the Dip” and pictured myself rolling in a bed of spinach artichoke dip and now I can’t stop laughing and ok send help, it’s 1 am and I shouldn’t be allowed to write anything whoops)) by The All Ways was on the playlist. All that I could think while I was singing along was that clearly Adele has never burned a cheesecake that didn’t even set in the oven and dropped a tray full of frosted cookies after having spent two hours trying to frost them with three different pastry bags which then had to be cleaned. 

She’d be whining over cookies otherwise.

And tons of dishes in the sink. I think she’d write a song about it too.



Sorry that I bore you with my bloggy problems you guys. I’m still a bit butthurt about my cookies… I had already styled and written that post in my mind and now it’s not happening. Or it might, I don’t know. Those were the most delicious cookies I’d ever baked and I wouldn’t want people to miss it.

I guess we should move to a brighter topic now.

And what’s better than having a big bowl of milk and cookies for breakfast?

Nothing, you say.

The fact that it just dirties one bowl, I say.

Oh yeah.



This granola is what we’d all wake up to in a perfect world. Crunchy, buttery chocolaty perfection that makes the whole getting out of the warm bed on a cold morning actually acceptable. Though if I were you, I’d bring my blanket to the breakfast table, because it’s so darn cold out there.

But don’t worry guys: cookie dough granola makes up for it. Actually, this granola makes up for pretty much any terrible thing that has happened to you.

Your exam went wrong? Have a handful of the stuff.

Your boyfriend left you? Don’t write a whiny song about it, eat granola instead.

You burnt a glorious cheesecake? Never again waste your tears on it, grab for the granola jar.

You tried to frost one of those fancy rose cookies and ended up with something that looks like a dog had pooped on it (and the dog actually had pooped on your yoga mat resulting in you having to do push-ups in the cold floor? Don’t panic, cookie dough granola to the rescue!



You guys have to make this stuff happen.

The cookie dough thing, I mean. Not the part where your dog poops on your yoga mat.


Cookie Dough Granola
Serves 14
Breakfast just got a lot more fun with this cookie dough granola on the table!
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Total Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
  1. 3 cups rolled oats
  2. 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  3. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  4. 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts
  5. 1/4 cup light butter (melted)
  6. 2 egg whites
  7. 2 tablespoons Horlicks malt powder (optional)
  8. 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir until fully combined.
  2. Arrange in a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake at 220ยบC for 7 minutes. Turn on broiler and bake for 3-4 minutes more or until golden.
  3. KEEP AN EYE ON THEM BECAUSE THE BROILER CAN BURN THEM SO QUICKLY <<<<<< that happened to me once and I cried.
  1. They get crispier as they harden.
  2. You can use real butter, but I find that homemade light butter is such a great alternative. A post on that is coming next week hopefully!
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 Have a lovely weekend!






  • Reply Mary Frances January 31, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Haha! You made me laugh out loud while reading this post (but then I felt bad because, bless your heart, what a day!) Would you believe that I was going to make cookie dough granola today??? No joke, but I needed a recipe – and look who came to the rescue! (Same thing happened with your greek yogurt chocolate chips cookies ๐Ÿ™‚ I think we need to write a song about you … ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo January 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      Thanks Mary Frances! Glad you found it funny! ;–)
      I hope you love it if you try it! xx

  • Reply Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour January 31, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    I am sorry you had such a tough night girl, recipe fails are the worst! But this cookie dough granola definitely makes up for the failures, it sounds absolutely delicious!

    • Reply Consuelo January 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      Thank you Meghan! xx

  • Reply Josefine {The Smoothie Lover} January 31, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Oh, poor you – what a day ๐Ÿ™ But thins granola looks like something, which sure can make up for anything. Yum! Cookies dough is seriously the best thing! I HAVE to make this. I actually just went out of granola. This is definitely the next one I’ll make!

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner January 31, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    LOL! You are so funny! I get in the worst mood when I fail at something.
    I want this granola! Cookies in my cereal has now become my main focus. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply annie @ chase that I love January 31, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Whhhat! I love everything that you can do with granola. This is the perfect combo of crunch and chocolate

  • Reply Natalie @ Tastes Lovely January 31, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Ack! My biggest nightmare is dropping something as I’m walking it to the table to photograph it! The worst. But this granola looks delicious! Have a good weekend : )

  • Reply Two Healthy Kitchens January 31, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    It’s not boring to hear about bloggy problems! This is the sisterhood, my friend! It’s so heartening to know that Gretchen and I aren’t the only ones scraping hard-as-rock goo off of dishes! Gahhhhh! And this Cookie Dough Granola thing?!?!? Just one more reason I adore you! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes January 31, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    stop finding ways to make me love you!!!!!!!! for reals girrrl ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite January 31, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Ahhh the fun of food blogger problems! I totally feel your pain Consuelo! Having a recipe fail or messing up something is bad enough, but then to have to do all the dishes?! Worst thing ever! The good news is that this granola looks absolutely amazing!!! I need to make this!

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor January 31, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    For me, the failures always come in a row. Its like sometimes, I just need to take a break so I don’t keep failing at recipes. But this granola is definitely a winner!! I would love a heaping bowl of this for a late night snack. Have a great weekend, Consuelo!

  • Reply Jo @ the contented baker January 31, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    What a glorious breakfast! Love that it has a relatively quick bake time too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry January 31, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    I’m sorry those cookies didnt work out but this granola look’s amazing!

  • Reply Cindy February 1, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Been there too Consuelo! Yes, the clean up after a failed recipe is the worst. Luckily, this beautiful looking granola can easily change a mood. Hope you have a great weekend!

  • Reply tohercore February 1, 2014 at 3:13 am

    You can never have to many granola recipes I say! This one looks great ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Lilli @ Sugar and Cinnamon February 1, 2014 at 3:24 am

    Ooooh my gosh this sounds amazing! Dessert breakfast! I want this right now!

  • Reply Alyssa February 1, 2014 at 5:50 am

    I know how you feel, Consuelo. So many things have dropped/spilled/burnt/crumbled since I started my blog (which wasn’t that long ago), and that just scratches the surface! This granola, however, looks like perfection! Yum.

    And I’m intrigued – can’t wait to hear about the homemade light butter!

  • Reply What Jessica Baked Next February 1, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Cookie dough granola- that sounds absolutely heavenly! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Jessiker Bakes February 1, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    HAHA ROLLING IN THE DIP! You slay me, trust me! And greats minds think alike! I already have Cookie Dough Granola on my list for this month! Of course, not the same recipe. This looks delicious…I’m so hungry right now, think I’ll go find some dip to roll around in ๐Ÿ˜€ .

  • Reply Mike@TheIronYou February 1, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    You cracked up me with this post Consuelo, lol…you’re so funny!
    This granola looks insanely good, great recipe

  • Reply Cate @ Chez CateyLou February 2, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Cookie dough granola?! Amazing idea!!! This looks delicious!

  • Reply Danguole February 2, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Haha, tell me about it! Adele clearly doesn’t know a thing about heartbreak. Heartbreak is recipe fails–multiple ones in a day are just the worst.

    The granola looks fantastic though! I’d rather roll in that than artichoke dip (although artichoke dip is delicious).

  • Reply Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen February 2, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Oh, girl…tell me about it! I had a rough week, too. (Weird things happening all at the same time that were extremely frustrating.) Recipe fails are the worst. But, you are right…Cookie Dough Granola to the rescue! I think granola is its own food group. I could eat it daily and never tire of it. Must make your recipe soon!

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen February 2, 2014 at 2:59 am

    LOL! Now I can’t get the image of rolling in artichoke dip out of my mind. It seems like horrible punishment to have to do dishes after a recipe fail. Ugh! But it does look like this delicious granola could make any problem melt away!

  • Reply Ashley February 2, 2014 at 3:21 am

    Recipe fails definitely stink – especially when you have this vision in your head and it just doesn’t work out! But man, this granola sounds out of this world! You had me at cookie dough : ) And I love those polka dot bowls! So freakin’ cute!

  • Reply blahnikbaker February 2, 2014 at 6:54 am

    Urghh, I’m sorry about that day. Recipe fails are the worst. I made three chocolate tarts last week to get close to my idea in my head and then time came to take the pictures and I was just stomped…couldn’t style the darn tart to my liking. So I just gave up and ate two slices for breakfast and moved on. No tart, no post on that. But it’s moments like that that keeps us going ๐Ÿ™‚ These cookie dough granola are perfect!! Breakfast does not get better. And your bowls are so cute!! I’d ask where you got them from but you in Spain ;(

  • Reply Claire @ The Black Cat Kitchen February 2, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Consuelo your posts always make me laugh! Everyone has kitchen disasters, I think it comes with the territory! Love to here about yours though it makes me feel better about mine ๐Ÿ™‚ This granola looks incredible… and gives me an excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast. What’s not to like!

  • Reply Chocolate Shavings February 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    This looks delicious! And sometimes, you need to have a recipe not turn out so well to be that much more content when the next one turns out perfect ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Dolega February 2, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Me encanta tu nueva firma ๐Ÿ˜€
    La granola no me gusta nada. Creo que eso hace felices a las vacas. ๐Ÿ˜›
    Besazo hermosa

  • Reply Siv/MoonLight @ AWorldInMyOven February 2, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    aww, I feel you on the failure. It happens to me too often and I never get used to it. Although, I always just give up after the first try to try it again maybe a week later. Failing twice in 3 hours means you’re amazingly persistent? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Allie | Baking a Moment February 3, 2014 at 3:55 am

    Aw, I’m so sorry you’ve been having such a rough time lately! You deserve some good luck. Your granola looks so yummy though! I’m loving the addition of malt powder ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Kelly February 3, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Aw,recipe fails are definitely no fun, sorry you’ve been having such a rough time lately:( This cookie dough granola looks amazing though and hope you have a better week ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Samina | The Cupcake Confession February 4, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    hahahah!!!!!! Your posts are always just so witty and hilarious Consuelo! Although, I’m really sorry for that kitchen disaster! ๐Ÿ™ But this granola sure more than made up for it! It looks delicious and something that I can have for breakfast EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!

  • Reply Louisa [Living Lou] February 7, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Oh, I’ve been there with failed recipes! I had a cheesecake that didn’t set in the oven just like the one you described – I haven’t made cheesecake since. This granola recipe sounds delicious, I’m about to get into some marathon assignments at school and this will be the perfect snack.

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  • Reply Jessiker Bakes February 11, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Hey Consuelo, I included your granola in my Valentine’s Day Recipe Roundup!

    • Reply Consuelo February 11, 2014 at 10:56 pm

      Thanks darling! xx

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