cherry vanilla granola

Cherry Coconut Granola

Homemade granola made with dried cherries, shredded unsweetened coconut, pepitas, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds and other deliciously healthy sweeteners and grains. Great for breakfast with Almond Milk, a topping for a yogurt parfait, or as a snack! You will never buy a store bought box of granola again!
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Author Eileen xo

Ingredients

  • 3 cups steel-cut oats
  • 3/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pepitas, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbs. turbinado sugar
  • 2/3 cup raw honey
  • 3 Tbls. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 cup dried cherries, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Toss the steel-cut oats, shredded unsweetened coconut, hemp seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, unsalted pepitas, chopped walnuts, turbinado sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the raw honey, coconut oil. ( Make sure the coconut oil is liquified - if solid, either microwave or heat in a pot on the stove to liquify), and vanilla extract.
  4. Combine the wet ingredients into the dried granola mix and blend well.
  5. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and add the blended granola mixture to the cookie sheet.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 25-30 minutes, granola should be golden. Let cool and add in the raisins and dried cherries. Store in an airtight container