Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cherry Almond Granola

I love a small bowl of homemade granola in the morning with a dollop of homemade yogurt. It tastes so clean and refreshing. What a healthy way to start your day. Granola is so versatile. You can change the grains, spices, binders & nuts and still turn out a wonderful and different granola each time.

This is a pretty simple granola with not too many ingredients. I just couldn't resist the combination of cherries and almonds. I love them together. The only thing that could make it better would be some dark chocolate, although I think I would have to reserve the chocolate addition for a special occasion or maybe as a snack.

Cherry Almond Granola
5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2-1 cup flaked coconut
2 cups sliced almonds
1 1/2 cups dried cherries, chopped
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted (or other oil)
1/3 cup honey
2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Toss the oats, coconut, almonds, and cherries together in a large bowl. Pour the coconut oil and honey over the oat mixture. Add the cinnamon, and stir with a wooden spoon until all the oats and nuts are coated with the liquids. Pour onto a sheet pan. Bake, stirring about every 5 minutes with a spatula, until the mixture turns a nice, even golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove the granola from the oven and allow to cool, stirring occasionally. Store the cooled granola in an airtight container.

SOURCE:Adapted from Ina Garten.

Linked to...
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This Week's Cravings @ Mom's Crazy Cooking
Seasonal Sunday @ Real Sustenance


  1. heck yes, this sounds great...and with some dark chcoco- divine

  2. This sounds like a great granola! I love the versatility granola allows!

  3. Thanks so much for linking up to This Week’s Cravings! I did a Diet Cherry Coke Cake recipe! It was amazing, but my daughter just told me this morning that we need to make MORE granola... so I will be trying this soon!

    Don’t forget to come back next week for our theme of “kid-friendly recipes”.



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