Tart Montmorency Cherry & California Almond Granola

April 6, 2013

Author Notes: We are lovers of granola. My husband and daughter douse theirs each morning with Straus milk while I prefer mine with Straus plain yogurt. It's often snacked on between meals as well. This is our most recent favorite. I've found inspiration from Nigella Lawson and the guys at Baked Bakery and turn to their recipes time and again.maryjo

Makes: 1 1/4 pounds

Ingredients

dry ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1 cup sliced California almonds
  • 2/3 cup Montmorency cherries, chopped

wet ingredients

  • 1/4 cup local honey (buckwheat)
  • 1/4 cup California Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Mix oats, pumpkin seeds, brown sugar and salt in a large bowl
  3. In a small bowl mix the wet ingredients. Add to the oat mixture. Pour onto prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Adding almonds and flax meal during the last 10 minutes of baking. Granola shoud be golden when you remove it from the oven, it will continue to cook once out. When slightly cooled toss in cherries. Enjoy!

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Reviews (1) Questions (0)

1 Review

macfadden April 23, 2016
This is delicious, but I think the recipe would be much easier to follow if you listed the ingredients in the order in which they are used. I didn't read the instructions carefully enough (my fault, of course) and when I saw the ingredients list divided into wet and dry, I assumed the dry ingredients would all be mixed together and accidentally added the flax meal and almonds to the oats and had to pick them out when I read a little further. If they had been listed after the wet ingredients, I would have known just from looking at the list of ingredients that they are added later. In any case, very tasty granola.