This addicting mocha cherry granola has the HUGEST clusters ever and it’s nearly impossible to stop eating it! It’s so good on vanilla yogurt or straight off the baking sheet!
Breakfast decadence is on the way shortly, y’all. << this is not a test because it is indeed in large-cluster mocha cherry granola form.
This is actually MY idea of breakfast decadence for the sole reason which is that I can’t stop popping these addicting clusters.
If you need more convincing…just let my granola archives do the talking.
Meanwhile, I’m gonna do the talking about this mocha cherry granola. Rambling. Whatever you wanna call it because I tend to ramble about things I’m obsessed with.
And these clusters? They have obsession written all over ’em.
We start with my basic granola base that I use for ALL of my granola recipes and throw in some indulgence which includes cocoa, instant espresso, and dried cherries.
^^^ the best trio of ingredients ever, guys. Period.
You can enjoy this killer granola in a number of ways which include but are not limited to with yogurt, milk, or straight off the pan.
That last option? It’s actually the most realistic. Trust me.
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup dried chopped cherries
- Preheat oven to 300F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine oats, almonds, coconut, cocoa, cinnamon, espresso powder, sugar, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk oil, syrup, and vanilla until smooth. Pour over dry mixture and stir until just moistened.
- Evenly spread granola mixture onto prepared baking sheet and pat flat with a spatula. Bake granola at 300F 45-50 minutes or golden and edges start to brown (do NOT stir granola while baking or afterwards) Let granola cool completely, then break granola into clusters and transfer to an airtight container and add dried cherries.