Cherry Vanilla Granola

I have been at it again; another granola recipe that is. Granola is so easy to make.   It is great for breakfast alone or on top of cereal.  It is a great evening snack.  While I love this recipe and this one, I wanted a new one too.  This one, full of cherry flavor and a hint of vanilla, is so delicious I wrote the recipe to make a large batch.

Blog-Cherry Vanilla Granola

I saw a recipe once that used wheat germ.  I thought, wow, I could add flax meal in place of wheat germ.  Flax meal adds omega 3’s and fiber. 

So bake up a batch and let it brighten up your mornings.

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Have you tried making your own granola yet?

Also shared at Gluten Free Friday, Wellness Weekend, Allergy Free Wednesday and Make Your Own Monday

Cherry Vanilla Granola


  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 4 T. coconut sugar (or brown sugar, but it will alter the taste)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 cups gluten free oats (or regular)
  • 1 cup flaxmeal
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Mix the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Add the oats and flaxmeal and stir to coat well.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, stir, bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Add cherries and seeds and bake for 5 minutes.
  6. Cool and store covered in refrigerator.
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6 Responses to Cherry Vanilla Granola

  1. Peggy, this looks great! I always love your recipes! I have been hungry for granola lately! I need to give this a try! 🙂 Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    Party starts tomorrow at 7:05 pm eastern time! Hope to see you there!

    Cindy from

  2. Oh yum! I needed a new granola recipe. I have every ingredient but the dried cherries. I Think I’ll head to the store and make this my Saturday morning recipe project. Thanks!

  3. Rogene says:

    That looks so good! I would have to change a few things to meet our needs, but I might give it a try.

    • admin says:

      That is the good thing about granola…it’s very adaptable and will still turn out! Thanks for coming by!

  4. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! 🙂

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