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You will love this light and crunchy cherry almond granola, mixed with dried cherries, yogurt covered raisins and slivered almonds! Perfect with yogurt!

cherry almond granola

*Please note* this post was originally published in 2017. I’ve since redone the text of the post but the recipe remains the same.

Granola. How I love granola! It’s one of my favorite things to snack on, day or night. It’s great in yogurt, mixed up with some fresh berries, and it’s so good on it’s own. My all time go-to granola recipe is definitely my coco-chocolate chunk pecan granola but sometimes I want a granola without all of those giant chocolate chunks – I know – who am I!?

Enter this cherry almond granola. If you’ve never bought dried cherries before, you’re missing out. They have a bit of a sourness to them that contrasts so well with sweet flavors in a recipe. I buy mine at Costco, but I know I’ve seen them before at Superstore and Bulk Barn. Dried fruit is definitely a staple around here! You can often find my kids sitting on the floor of the kitchen eating raisins (sometimes OFF the floor). For a treat, I will sometimes pass out yogurt covered raisins. They’re more yogurt than raisin, but they have to be a little better for you than chocolate covered raisins? Either way, they fit in wonderfully in this granola recipe too.

cherry almond granola

How do you make cherry granola?

Along with the cherries, this cherry almond granola also has – you got it – almonds. You could use whole or slivered, but there is something about a slivered almond that’s been roasted that just tastes SO good. I’ve also used a little bit of almond extract in this recipe and I have to say, almond extract tastes a little like cherry, too.

Keeping everything together is agave syrup mixed with coconut oil. I’ve been obsessed with baking with Wholesome! Blue Agave Syrup  since Wally started solid food, as babies under 1 year of age should not have honey. Sidebar – my baby turns 1 next week! I don’t even know how this is possible. Anyway, honey would work great too if you don’t have agave syrup on hand.

Make this recipe by first combining all of the dry ingredients together in one bowl, then whisk together melted coconut oil with the syrup, before pouring it all over the dry ingredients.

cherry almond granola agave syrup

How long does it take to make cherry almond granola?

The granola takes about 50 minutes in the oven, but be sure to stick around while it’s baking so you can give it a stir every 15-20 minutes. The granola is a little soft when you first take it out, but it will crisp up a bit more as it cools down. Once everything is cool, toss in the yogurt covered raisins and any other mix-ins you might like (chocolate chips anyone?).

Don’t toss in in the yogurt covered raisins until the granola has cooled or it will get a bit melty!

If any of you are celebrating the Memorial Day weekend and making a road trip, this granola would be a perfect thing to munch on.

Happy snacking friends!!cherry almond granola

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cherry almond granola

Cherry Almond Granola

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  • Author: Katherine
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x


You will love this light and crunchy cherry almond granola, mixed with dried cherries, yogurt covered raisins and slivered almonds! Perfect with yogurt!


  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup agave syrup, or honey
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup yogurt-covered raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the oats, almonds, pepitas and cinnamon.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil with the agave syrup. Whisk in the almond and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the syrup mixture over the dry ingredients, and using a spatula, ensure the oats are fully coated. Evenly spread the granola onto the baking sheet and bake for 45-50 minutes. Remove the granola from the oven every 15-20 minutes and stir before placing back in the oven.
  5. Remove the granola from the oven and allow to cool about 10 minutes before mixing in the dried cherries and yogurt-covered raisins. Once fully cooled, store in an airtight container.

Granola will keep for up to 1 month (or more) in an airtight container at room temperature.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: oven bake
  • Cuisine: american
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About Katherine

Heeey! Thank you for stopping by! I like 30-minute dinners and giant peanut butter cups made with only 3 ingredients. I LOVE food! If you do too, you're in the right place.

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  1. That looks very wholesome and delicious! I love anything with granola, almonds and cherries! What a great combination here!