You know what sounds even better to me than regular granola mixed with yogurt for breakfast?  Mocha granola mixed with yogurt for breakfast.  In other words, granola that tastes like coffee – and chocolate.  The moment I came across this idea, I was so excited and couldn’t wait to try it.  Unfortunately the first attempt really missed the mark and reaffirmed what I already knew, that not all granola recipes are created equal.  Armed with the general concept, I went back to the drawing board and ended up adapting my staple granola recipe.  I mixed in espresso powder, opted for sliced almonds and hazelnuts, and nixed the dried fruit.  Now we’re talking.

The granola is great all on its own, or mixed with yogurt, but then as I was getting ready for breakfast one morning the thought crossed my mind…since my favorite type of mocha is a raspberry mocha, why not go that direction?  I made a parfait simply by layering the granola and yogurt with some half-frozen raspberries.  It was kind of like eating dessert for breakfast.  In fact, I do like this enough to eat it for dessert.  If you want to get really crazy, drizzle it with a tiny bit of chocolate syrup.  Oh yeah, baby.