Almond, Chia and Sour Cherry Granola

Cherry Almond Chia Granola

Designed as both breakfast and snack this Almond, Chia and Sour Cherry Granola is excellent with plain yogurt swirled with a bit of vanilla and some fresh berries, or just eaten by the hand-full. I’ve given bags of this to my pregnant friends as ‘Emergency Mama Snacks’.

Full of chewy sour cherries, roasted almonds and warm with vanilla, cinnamon, orange & maple. Toasted oats are extra crispy with roasted chia, and the coconut oil adds a textural richness that reminds me (a little bit) of chocolate crackles as a kid.

It’s easy to make; melt, mix and bung it in the oven, and store it in a jar.


  • 3/4 cup of Coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1x grated orange rind
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 50 grm dried sour cherries, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup raw almonds, roughly chopped
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 160C.
  2. Gently melt the coconut oil in a saucepan, along with the cinnamon, maple syrup, vanilla paste and orange rind.
  3. Take off the heat and stir in the oats, chia, almonds & salt until everything is nicely coated.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly onto 2 baking dishes lined with baking paper and cook for 15 mins, then stir in the cherries and return to the oven for another 10 mins.
  5. Allow to cool, then store in a jar or container with a lid.

One comment

  1. I was one of the lucky pregnant mamas. So good! The chewy sour cherries are the best bit xxx

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