This homemade cherry pistachio granola recipe is easy to make and such a tasty tart and smoky-flavored topping for yogurts, cereals, and even for snacking. Try this fresh cherry granola recipe.
An easy granola recipe for yogurt
Ahh, yogurt. Greek, to be exact. With the addition of fruit, granola, and honey… such a wonderful breakfast and snack (if you like granola, you’ll love these cranberry chocolate chip energy bites)! We love to try all different kinds of combinations, there are so many different fruits, granolas, nuts, and cereals that taste good together. Cherries are the most recent addition to our yogurt bowls, we’ve had tons of them since they are in season.
Fresh cherry granola recipe
We’ve had so many cherries that we decided that we have got to make something using them. How about a compliment to one of our favorite snacks: homemade granola! In the quest to create a tasty snack that is flavorful and balanced, we decided that cherries, pistachios, oats, coconut flakes, and honey would be perfect together. Alas, our homemade cherry pistachio granola recipe was born!
How can you be sure that your bowl of yogurt has all the necessary protein, fiber, and whole grains that your body needs to fuel your day? With one simple, whole grain-packed ingredient, you’ll see what it is in the recipe below. Here’s how you can make your own granola at home, my mom has been making it for years so I used her recipe with my own take.
Homemade Cherry Pistachio Granola
We love this combination of fruit and nuts, this is such a unique granola recipe. Here’s how to make this cherry pistachio granola recipe at home.
Step 1: Preheat the oven, combine dry granola ingredients
First, preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Stir all of the dry ingredients in a bowl, all but the Raisin Bran cereal, and mix well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Step 2: Add cherries and other wet ingredients
Then add your wet ingredients – the cherries, oil, and honey – to the bowl of dry ingredients and stir until the whole mixture is completely coated. Look at those fresh cherries!
Step 3: Bake the granola recipe and add the special ingredient
Next, spread the granola mixture evenly onto a baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees for about 1-hour, giving it a stir about halfway through. When finished, carefully remove from the oven and allow the granola to cool. Finally, stir in the Raisin Bran and store in an air-tight container.
Homemade Cherry Pistachio Granola Recipe
- 2 cups oats
- 1/2 cup pistachios
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1 cup SPECIAL INGREDIENT: Kellogg's Raisin Bran
- 1 cup fresh cherries pitted & diced
- 2/3 cup raw honey
- 1/4 cup olive or coconut oil
- Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Stir all of the dry ingredients in a bowl, all but the Raisin Bran, and mix well to combine ingredients.
- Add your wet ingredients – the cherries, oil, and honey – to the bowl of dry ingredients and mix well.
- When finished, carefully remove from the oven and allow the granola to cool. Stir in the Raisin Bran and store in an air-tight container.
Why Kellogg’s Raisin Bran?
Plump juicy raisins and crispy bran flakes taste delicious, so it’s no wonder we added them into our granola recipe. It gives the granola a sweeter taste, plus, the whole grains, proteins, potassium and other vitamins in Raisin Bran make it a great start to your day. This can also be a wonderful mid-day snack with the nutrients your body needs to recharge!
What do you add to your homemade granola?
I hope your family enjoys this granola recipe like my family did! I stored mine in a mason jar and added a little ribbon, the perfect gift to give! What are your favorite homemade granola recipes?