Easy make-ahead breakfast with this homemade Cherry, Coconut & Almond Granola
Yes, I’m still fixated on breakfast … there are so many healthy options for the most important meal of the day, I’m just getting started! Granola from a box was always something I craved, but avoided, because of the high sugar and hefty calorie count. Does it have to be that way? Not if you make it at home.
I know what you’re thinking… Will it taste good? Will it fill me up? With lots of oats, flax seeds and yummy almond butter, this granola is going to keep you full all day.
You can make a batch of this granola on the weekend, seal it in an air-tight jar, and it’s ready to go for up to a month (note: it will never last that long….).
Coconut is one of my favourite flavours, I love serving this crunchy cereal mix over a big bowl of Greek yogurt. Pile the Cherry, Coconut & Almond Granola on top and then drizzle it with agave or maple syrup… already tasting the total delishiousness.
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- 2-1/2 cups whole flake oats
- 3 Tbsp flax seed
- 1/2 cup sunflower or pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp canola oil
- pinch salt
- 1/2 cup coconut, shredded
- 1/2 cup dried cherries, cut in half
- Preheat oven to 325ºF.
- Combine oats, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl.
- Heat almond butter, vanilla, maple syrup and oil in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high in 15 second bursts, stirring after each until smoothly combined.
- Pour over dry ingredients and mix well to coat. Spread onto parchment-lined baking sheet and bake 12-15 minutes, stirring once.
- Remove from oven and when cooled, stir in coconut and cherries.
- Store in air-tight container for up to one month.
Really liked this recipe but why does photo look like pumpkin seeds not sunflower seeds? Did you use both?
Hi Kellie, I think I may have used pumpkin seeds. You can use sunflower or pumpkin.