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Chocolate and Cherry Granola

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Charlotte Bothe

Chocolate and Cherry Granola Recipe

A bowl full of this chocolate-y morning treat is sure to provide you with a healthy dose of antioxidants. Serve the granola with milk and watch the magic happen.

At a glance

about 9 cups
Nutrition information


Choose your measure:

  • 3 ½ cups organic rolled oats, uncooked
  • ½ cup stabilized wheat germ
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds, raw or toasted
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 4 to 5 drops bitter almond oil, optional
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cups dried sweetened tart cherries


  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet, or line it with parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, wheat germ, almonds, and sunflower seeds. Mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, salt, honey, and bitter almond oil. Pour over the dry mixture in the bowl, stirring and tossing until everything is very well combined.
  4. Spread the granola on the prepared baking sheet. Bake the granola for 90 minutes, stirring the mixture with a heatproof spatula or spoon every 15 minutes or so.
  5. Remove the granola from the oven once it's darkened slightly. Allow it to rest until it's cooled a bit, but is still warm to the touch.
  6. Transfer the granola to a large bowl, and mix in the chocolate chunks or chips. Allow the granola to sit for another 10 minutes, then toss again — the chocolate will have melted slightly and will produce an even coating on the granola.
  7. When the granola has cooled completely, mix in the cherries.
  8. Store the granola in a tightly closed container at room temperature for several weeks.
  9. Yield: About 9 cups.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/2 cup, 60g
  • Servings Per Batch 18
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 263
  • Calories from Fat 108
  • Total Fat 12g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 36mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 37g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 19g
  • Protein 6g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.