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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


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Toss the steel-cut oats, shredded unsweetened coconut, hemp seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, unsalted pepitas, chopped walnuts, turbinado sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together.
  • 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.
  • Combine the wet ingredients into the dried granola mix and blend well.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and add the blended granola mixture to the cookie sheet.
  • 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