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An easy breakfast recipe for homemade cherry vanilla granola with oats, honey, brown sugar, dates, cashews, sliced almonds, vanilla, and cinnamon.



An easy breakfast recipe for homemade granola that is sweet, crunchy, with notes of almond, vanilla, and cinnamon.  Serve this milk, over yogurt, or as a topping for ice cream.



3 tablespoons coconut oil

2 tablespoons maple syrup

½ cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon almond extract

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon salt

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

¼  cup sliced almonds

¼ cup honey roasted cashews

¾ cup dried cherries

¾ cup chopped dates


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the oil, maple syrup, sugar, vanilla and almond extract, cinnamon, and salt.  Stir until all of the ingredients are fully combined.

Pour in the oats, almonds, cashews, cherries, and dates.  Stir into the sugar mixture until it is fully coated.

Spread the mixture evenly onto the prepared pan.  Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven, stir and shake the mixture into a single layer and return to the oven to bake for 10 more minutes.  Repeat this process again and return to the oven for 5 to 7 minutes longer until the granola looks dry, slightly golden and is very fragrant.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.  The granola will last stored at room temperature for up to 10 days.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 27 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: easy breakfast recipe, granola recipes, breakfast, homemade granola, brunch