I love granola.

I love making my own granola. I love  knowing exactly what’s gone into it (no preservatives etc.), I love that  it is easy to make and you can be as creative as you want to be, changing up the nuts and dried fruit.

I love having a big jar of it in the kitchen, to eat with almond milk for breakfast, over yogurt and drizzled with honey, or as a snack by the handful, any time I pass the jar.

I promise this will not last long on the counter!


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups hazelnuts – roughly chopped
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries (unsweetened)
  • 1/3 cup peanut or other nut butter
  • 6 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey, maple syrup, or Agave syrup
  • 1 Tbsp water


  1. Preheat oven to 350F , line a baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Stir together all dry ingredients (oats, salt, cinnamon, hazelnuts and cherries). 
  3. Add to the dry ingredients the coconut oil, honey, maple syrup, or Agave syrup vanilla, nut butter, and water. 
  4. Mix well and spread onto the baking sheet. 
  5. Bake for around 30 minutes, or until golden brown and stir often. 
  6. Let cool before storing in air tight jar.