Chocolate Cherry Granola

Staff Writer
Chocolate Cherry Granola
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What can be better than chocolate at breakfast? This recipe adds chunks of it into granola so you're not only starting off your day on a right note, but a decadent one. 

8
Servings
773
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups old-fashioned large flaked oats
  • 1 Cup slivered almonds
  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup melted butter
  • 1/2 Cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup honey
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 Cups dried cherries
  • 3/4 Cups dark chocolate chunks

Directions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, salt, and cinnamon. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, honey, and vanilla. Whisk well and pour over oat mixture. Toss to combine and spread the granola on prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes, stir carefully and then continue to bake for another 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, transfer to a large bowl, and let cool 5 minutes. Add the dried cherries and chocolate chunks, mixing to combine. Cool completely and store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week. 

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
30g
46%
Sugar
42g
N/A
Saturated Fat
12g
59%
Cholesterol
31mg
10%
Protein
20g
41%
Carbs
112g
37%
Vitamin A
118µg
13%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
8.2%
Vitamin C
3mg
5%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
4mg
19%
Vitamin K
3µg
3%
Calcium
117mg
12%
Fiber
13g
54%
Folate (food)
65µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
65µg
16%
Iron
6mg
33%
Magnesium
233mg
58%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
606mg
87%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
662mg
19%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19.3%
Sodium
247mg
10%
Sugars, added
31g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.8mg
52.7%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
5mg
31%

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