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Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola

Homemade granola is so easy to make at home and way better than store bought! This dark chocolate cherry granola is absolutely delicious made with simple ingredients and you'll have it ready in under 30 minutes!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cherries, chocolate granola, dark chocolate, dried fruit, granola
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 3 cups


  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup pecans chopped
  • 1/4 cup canola oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries


  • Preheat oven to 325F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients together.
  • Spread the granola mixture on the baking sheet in a thin layer.
  • Bake for 24 minutes, stirring the granola every 8 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and immediately top with chocolate chips and cherries and stir to combine.
  • Let cool completely and then store in airtight container.



Granola can be stored in air tight container for up to 6 months.