Cherry Almond Granola

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5 from 8 reviews

This Cherry Almond Granola is so tasty! It has all the flavors we love: crunchy roasted oats, almonds, cashews; toasted coconut, chewy dried cherries. A bit of cinnamon and almond extract for added depth. Perfect for eating every day, or serving for a special occasion. 

Salty and sweet, fruity and nutty, this granola offers a nice serving of healthy fats and fiber! 

And so easy to prepare! 

Equipment needed: a half-sheet pan (12×18) or 2-9×13 pans to spread the granola to bake, and a big bowl to mix all the ingredients.




Preheat the Oven

  1. Preheat oven to 325F (Conventional) – I used 300F in my Convection/Fan oven. Line a sheetpan with parchment or cooking spray.

Mix the Ingredients:

  1. Roughly chop 3/4 cup of the almonds, and leave the remaining 3/4 cup whole or halved.
  2. In a large bowl combine The oats, flaxseed meal (or wheat germ), brown sugar, cashews, whole almonds, chopped almonds, coconut, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, olive oil and almond extract.
  4. Using 1/3 to 1/2 the liquid mixture at a time, pour the liquid mixture over the oat mixture and fold in until the maple syrup mixture is evenly distributed.
  5. Pour granola onto a large baking sheet (half-sheet size, or you can use 2-quarter sheets or 2-9×13 pans)
  6. Bake in the oven until beautifully golden brown and crispy, stirring once or twice during baking, about 35-45 min. (I took min out at 42 min)
  7. Cool on the pan, placed over a wire rack.
  8. When cooled completely, fold in the dried cherries.
  9. Serve with yogurt and fresh fruit, or with milk, or munch on a handful. Store in an airtight container. Keeps 2-3 weeks at room temp if tightly sealed.



1. You can use any type of nuts here. Extra almonds, pumpkin seeds, peanuts. I used cashews because that’s what I think the original Con Pane recipe included.

2. You can omit if you like, or substitute Vanilla Extract. But I highly recommend the almond.

3. Please don’t use anything but Pure Maple Syrup. Don’t use the maple-flavored corn syrup varieties. You can substitute honey if you prefer, just know it is harder to stir and mix in and will be a bit sweeter than Natural Maple Syrup.

4. You can use any neutral oil, or melted butter or coconut oil if you wish.


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