Cherry Blossom Granola
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This Chocolate Almond and Cherry Granola is inspired by the Cherry Blossom, a classic Canadian chocolate treat consisting of chocolate, peanut and coconut wrapped around a maraschino cherry centre. It's delicious sprinkled on top of yogurt, topped with a splash of milk, or just eaten by the handful straight from the jar.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¾ cup dried cherries
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ¼ cup cocoa nibs
  • ½ cup dark chocolate almond spread (see Note)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing combine, combine the oats, dried cherries, almonds, coconut and cocoa nibs.
  3. In a small saucepan set over medium heat, melt the chocolate spread, honey and butter until melted and pourable. Pour over the oats, and stir until everything is evenly combined. Spread evenly over prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden-brown and fragrant, stirring gently halfway through.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes, then break up into manageable chunks and sprinkle with chocolate chips. (The chocolate chips will melt slightly... that's okay!) Let cool completely, then transfer to an airtight container for storage.
*I used the Cocoa Almond Spread from Trader Joe’s, mostly because I’m obsessed with it and stock up whenever I go to the US, but any not-too-sweet dark chocolate nut butter will do if you don’t have a TJ’s nearby. Ooooooor, if you’re feeling really ambitious, you can also make your own.
Recipe by Crumb: A Food Blog at