Cherry, Coconut and Chocolate Granola

Granola can be a great whole grain breakfast or snack, especially when paired with yogurt! This Cherry, Coconut and Chocolate Granola is full of fiber and healthy fats, but more important it tastes so delicious! It’s super crispy and has the perfect combination of tart cherries, sweet coconut flakes and big chunks of chocolate! It’s gluten-free and refined sugar free and so easy to make!

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Cherry Coconut and Chocolate Granola

Ready for a story? Once upon a time Lexi was on vacation and was in a cute store offering cute looking wares and picked up some cute looking granola. She was hungry so grabbed two bags and went to pay. Not paying attention to the cost until after she left, she quickly discovered she had just unwittingly spent $40 on granola. YES you read that right: $40. Well she was still mad when digging into the bag to taste it, but once tasting that granola she immediately released all anger because the granola was SO GOOD. Vowing to make up for the $40 granola she knew she would spread the wealth by creating a new granola recipe for her recipe site that matched it and voila: this new Cherry, Coconut and Chocolate Granola recipe was born.

We’ve explored making the BEST granola before, but this recipe for Cherry, Coconut and Chocolate Granola is quite different than that one. The biggest difference is our other granola recipe is all about the granola clusters! This one is cluster free, and is an olive oil granola. What stands out and makes this granola so dang good is the crisp texture of the individual oats and coconut flakes and the salt. We added just enough salt to really bring out all of the flavors of the granola and it is borderline addicting.

So the good news is that in the end, that $40 granola was worth it, because it spurred on this amazing new recipe (as well as one other that will be forthcoming in a a few weeks). But Lexi has learned a valuable lesson for sure: when in one of those cute cute shops on vacation, ALWAYS check the price tag lest you end up with granola for millionaires.

How do you preserve homemade granola

How long does homemade granola last?

You can store this granola at room temperature in an air tight for about a month! But honestly it’s doubtful a batch will last that long, because it’s hard to stop snacking on it.

Are oats gluten-free?

Oats are naturally gluten-free, but stray wheat, rye, or barley can be introduced during the harvesting and transportation. So if you have a gluten allergy or intolerance look for the gluten-free labeled rolled oats.

What kind of oats do you use for granola

Eat homemade granola with:

  • Nut milk and berries
  • Yogurt
  • Smoothie bowls
  • As a snack
  • On top of ice cream
  • With banana or an apple and nut butter

Is homemade granola bad for you

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Cherry, Coconut and Chocolate Granola

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:22 Total Time 00:32 Yields 6 cups

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the cherries and chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  3. Pour on prepared baking sheet and shake until it is in one even layer.
  4. Bake at 350 for 22 minutes, turning the mixture halfway through so it bakes evenly.
  5. Let cool and toss with cherries and chocolate chunks. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one month.

Recipe Notes

  1. You can substitute pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds for the pecans if you'd like to make a nut free version.
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The BEST Gluten-Free Granola (Video)

Gluten-free Granola | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This easy gluten free granola recipe is the perfect morning or mid-day treat loaded with fiber, antioxidants, and protein! It is a great refined sugar-free granola recipe that is a staple in our kitchen. You won’t spend money on store-bought granola again! Plus, you’ll get my secret for crunchy granola clusters!

Gluten-free Granola

Gluten-Free Granola

Sick of store bought granola? I was definitely sick of reading labels and seeing so many forms of sugar and additives! I came up with this recipe and everyone who has made it raves about it! Crunchy and delicious; perfect on top of a smoothie bowl, a yogurt fruit bowl, or just as a snack! Plus it makes your kitchen smell AMAZING!

Homemade gluten free granola in jar

Everybody simply loves this gluten free granola recipe with honey recipe. It’s a family favorite, and great to gift, too!

Are Oats Gluten-Free?

Oats are naturally gluten-free, but stray wheat, rye, or barley can be introduced during the harvesting and transportation. Therefore I always buy gluten-free rolled oats.

Granola Gluten Free

Those chunky granola clusters are the BEST.

Eat homemade granola with:

  • Nut milk and berries
  • Yogurt
  • Smoothie bowls
  • As a snack
  • On top of Ice Cream
  • With banana or an apple and nut butter

Gluten free granola recipe with honey

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How do you make homemade granola

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Gluten Free Granola

Chunky Gluten-Free Granola

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:20 Total Time 0:30

Ingredients

  • 4 cups organic gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup nuts/seeds (I use slivered raw almonds, chopped walnuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and whole raw almonds)
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup raw organic honey
  • 3 tablespoons organic pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons organic molasses
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1/2 cup dried fruit
  • 1 large egg white, whisked well until frothy

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or baking sheet liner and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine organic oats, nuts/seeds, and flaxseed meal, with cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice (if using), and a dash of salt.
  4. In a small saucepan heat the oil, honey, vanilla extract, and pure maple syrup, and molasses. Once the mixture starts to boil, take off heat and pour over nut mixture. Mix well.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the egg white until frothy. Add to the granola mixture and mix well.
  6. Pour onto baking sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, until slightly brown, about 15-20 minutes. Add the dried fruit of choice and stir well.
  7. Let cool, and store in an air-tight container.

Recipe Notes

  • *I generally add the dried fruit as I eat. When mixed in during baking, and then stored I have found that the dried fruit gets hard after about a week. If you are serving the granola right away, feel free to mix them in.
  • **Adding whisked egg whites to the granola helps create clusters and make it extra crunchy!
  • *** Photos updated May, 2017.
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Lemon Curd and Blueberry Compote Breakfast Parfaits

Lemon Curd Blueberry Compote Parfaits | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Lemon Curd and Blueberry Compote Breakfast Parfait is a fabulous on-the-go breakfast option! It has all of my favorite flavors and textures in one hearty breakfast parfait!

Lemon Curd and Blueberry Compote Breakfast Parfaits - Lexi's Clean KitchenCreamy lemon curd, sweetened-just-right blueberry compote, nutritious chia pudding, and crunchy granola! Made in partnership with Wyman’s Wild Blueberries.

Lemon Curd and Blueberry Compote Breakfast Parfaits - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I am so excited to partner with my friends at Wyman’s today to bring you this nutritious and delicious breakfast option! Wild blueberries are smaller and have more antioxidants than domesticated blueberries, and 2x the antioxidant power! Wyman’s prides itself on harvesting wild blueberries, which are picked fresh and immediately frozen to maximize health benefits to consumers.

Lemon Curd and Blueberry Compote Breakfast Parfaits - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Wyman’s Wild Blueberries have no added sugars, preservatives, sodium, or starches and since they are smaller and more compact, you get more wild blueberries per pound!

Lemon Curd and Blueberry Compote Breakfast Parfaits - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

 

Tart lemon, sweet blueberries, creamy chia pudding, and optional Greek yogurt = the perfect protein-packed breakfast for any day of the week!

 

Lemon Curd and Blueberry Compote Breakfast Parfaits - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Lemon Curd and Blueberry Compote Breakfast Parfaits

Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 00:20 Total Time 0:40 Serves 8

Ingredients

Blueberry Compote

  • 3 cups Wyman’s Frozen Wild Blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Chia Pudding

  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk, or any nut milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • Optional: 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 batch gluten-free granola

Other Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest for garnish
  • 1/2 cup Wyman’s blueberries
  • Optional: 2 cups plain Greek yogurt

Directions

  1. Heat all blueberry compote ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated. Taste and adjust lemon and sweetener as desired. Once done, take off heat and let cool before pouring into a small mixing bowl.
  2. Divide the lemon curd, blueberry compote, chia pudding and Greek yogurt (if using!) among 8 4-ounce containers or 4 8-ounce containers. Top with granola and lemon zest and either eat right away or store in the fridge for later!

Recipe Notes

*Save the rest of the lemon curd for more delicious treats! We love using it in our lemon bars, top it with whipped coconut cream and berries for a fun no-bake treat, or even as a topping on our favorite Fluffy Paleo Pancakes!
*This should keep refrigerated for 1-2 weeks!

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This post is sponsored by Wyman’s of Maine. All opinions are always, 100% my own!