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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. 

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. 

Nutritional Facts
Servings8
Calories Per Serving773
Total Fat30g46%
Sugar42gN/A
Saturated12g59%
Cholesterol31mg10%
Protein20g41%
Carbs112g37%
Vitamin A118µg13%
Vitamin B60.2mg8.2%
Vitamin C3mg5%
Vitamin D0.2µg0.1%
Vitamin E4mg19%
Vitamin K3µg3%
Calcium117mg12%
Fiber13g54%
Folate (food)65µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)65µg16%
Iron6mg33%
Magnesium233mg58%
Monounsaturated11gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg8%
Phosphorus606mg87%
Polyunsaturated5gN/A
Potassium662mg19%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg19.3%
Sodium247mg10%
Sugars, added31gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.8mg52.7%
Trans0.5gN/A
Zinc5mg31%