´╗┐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!

Large-Cluster Mocha Cherry Granola

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!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 cups granola

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.