Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola Recipe

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Grace Published: November 26, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola

Start your day right with a bowl of this bold granola recipe! It’s loaded with healthy dark chocolate, tasty dried cherries, and toasty oats.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 2cupsold-fashioned oats
  • 1cupBlue Diamond Almonds
  • ½cupshredded coconutor shaved
  • ¼cupmaple syrup
  • ¼cupcoconut oilmelted
  • ½tspground cinnamon
  • ¼tspvanilla extractstore-bought or homemade
  • ½tspsalt
  • cupdried cherries
  • 4ozdark chocolate chunks


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray, or line it with parchment paper.  Set aside.

  3. Combine the oats, almonds, and coconut in a large mixing bowl.

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, melted coconut oil, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt until smooth.

  5. Pour the maple syrup mixture over the oats mixture, then toss until everything is evenly mixed.

  6. Spread the granola mixture out evenly on a greased baking sheet.

  7. Bake for 25 minutes, pulling the mixture out at the halfway point and giving it a good stir before the final round of baking.

  8. Remove, then let cool until the granola reaches room temperature.

  9. Stir in the dried cherries and chocolate, then toss to combine.

  10. Serve immediately with milk, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 643.36kcal
  • Fat: 35.75g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.80g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.26g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.08g
  • Carbohydrates: 74.84g
  • Fiber: 9.82g
  • Sugar: 41.29g
  • Protein: 11.17g
  • Cholesterol: 0.57mg
  • Sodium: 208.04mg
  • Calcium: 123.18mg
  • Potassium: 623.22mg
  • Iron: 4.92mg
  • Vitamin A: 56.81µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.83mg
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