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Cherry Almond Granola


  • 5c rolled oats (not quick)
  • 1c wheat bran
  • 3/4c whole wheat flour
  • 1c shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 1 1/2c slivered almonds
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 1/4c water
  • 1/2c canola oil
  • 1c + 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp almond extract (or more, to taste)
  • 1c dried tart cherries (or more, to taste)


  1. In a large bowl, combine oats, wheat bran, wheat flour, coconut, almonds, and salt. Stir to combine. In a medium bowl or glass measuring cup, combine water, canola oil, honey, vanilla, and almond extract.
  2. Toss wet ingredients with dry ingredients, stirring well to combine and eliminate all dry patches. Spread on a cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 275 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 20 minutes or so. Add cherries for the last 10 minutes of the cook time. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.


For a vegan option, substitute maple syrup for the honey