cherry chocolate coconut granola

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A few months ago I tried a cherry chocolate granola from Costco and loved it. Instead of paying $20 for a bag, my grandma and I made our own. I got the recipe from here. It's good for breakfast, midnight snack, and everything in between.

Cherry chocolate coconut granola
2 c shredded coconut (sweetened or not)
2/3 c walnuts, coarsely chopped
2/3 c almonds, coarsely chopped
6 c old fashioned rolled oats
6 tb canola oil
1 c honey
1/4 c ground flaxseed (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
2 c dried cherries
8 oz bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (Low cacao % is the best! We used 60%.)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place large skillet over medium heat and add coconut to pan in even layer. Cook, stirring frequently until lightly browned and toasted. Transfer to a bowl and wipe out the pan. Return pan to heat and add chopped walnuts and almonds. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes. Stir in the oats and canola oil and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the oats are lightly toasted, about 3 minutes.

Transfer the oat mixture to a large bowl and stir in the honey, ground flaxseed, cinnamon (she doesn't specify how much, so add to taste), and salt. Spread out on the prepared baking sheet in an even layer. Bake, stirring every few minutes, until granola is light golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Stir in the toasted coconut and dried cherries. Let cool to room temperature before stirring in the chocolate. Store in an airtight container in the freezer (then it doesn't make your milk warm).



  1. yummmmmmm. Give me someeeeee

    1. Hahahaha I love that you're the only one who commented on this.