Thursday, July 24, 2008

Carob Cherry Granola

When I realized that the pantry was 100% out of granola, I got excited. The time has [finally!] come for me to make my own granola. And share it with you. In words and pictures. On the Internet. Enjoy!

This sweet granola tastes great with your favorite non-dairy milk. If you don't have cherries on hand, use another fruit that pairs well with carob.

  • 1 cup GF rolled oats
  • 10 (or more) fresh cherries, halved with seed and stem removed
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 2T vegan carob chips
  • 2T agave nectar

Preheat oven to 300ºF. Combine the oats, hazelnuts, carob chips & agave nectar in a bowl, stirring evenly to coat the mixture. Bake for 5 minutes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Rotate tray; stir granola if needed. Continue baking for no longer than 5 minutes. Break up any large chunks once cool. Serve with cherries.



Wow fast, easy, and delicious! Could it get any better? Yes, it has to extra fatty oils in it! I'm printing this recipe out.


home made is the best! Love the photo - the granola looks so yummy, wholesome and cheery!


This looks great, Katie. I've been thinking of making some granola lately, and this one looks really good. The picture is nice, too with the cherries and the yellow flower in the background.


What a beautiful photo! And good call on making it CHERRY granola - there is no better time than summer for that. I have to make my own granola soooooon!


Another friend blogged about homemade granola and now with your post, I'm definitely craving it! Your photo looks wonderful, bringing in the outdoors.




P.S. - AND CHERRIES!!! Okay, I'm done, haha.


That granola looks good! I still need to find some carob to try.

Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)  

Yum! That sounds great. Thanks for sharing!


Hi Katie,
The granola looks beautiful and sounds delicious! Cherries and hazelnuts with carob and I'm sold. Great picture.:-)

Bryan,Charlotte, and Taylor  

Hey thanks for checking my blog out! I havn't had it long so there isn't much to it yet!

Purva Desai  

Hey Katie!!
Thanks for dropping by:)
Cherry Granola looks really drooling

Madam Chow  

I've been planning on making some granola, and I like this recipe - I actually have agave nectar on hand!


OMG!! That look SO SO good!! I'll definitely make this as soon as the weather gets warmer - PERFECT summer breakfast - thanks for the recipe!!


That's just beautiful! Sounds delicious and easy too.


Does the cherry granola keep? Cherry+carob=major yum!


Katie this granola look sooo yummy!! I will try!! xxGloria


hello Katie,
Thanks for dropping by my blog. You have nice collecion of recipes. Granola looks very delicious..nice jwellery


I really should try making my own... Oh, yeah, can't get rolled oats. Strangely enough, most French breakfast foods - cereals, etc. are sweet, which I don't really like... but the have dark chocolate, which I do. I just feel guilty eating for breakfast...


This is the second time I've seen this recipe today! I believe the first person has credited you though. It looks delicious on both blogs!


Cherries, peanuts and hazelnuts sounds like a divine combination. By the way, I love those earrings in the other post below- you're very talented.

Mallory Elise  

salut katie--(nice granola, gluten free so c'est tres chouette--i can't eat wheat either)

hmmm i dunno if i think of Big Fish the movie--(though it is a tres mignon movie) but probably don't notice just because the cod fish is an ever present part of my life! but i can see the connection though--so merci!



Sounds yummy AND good for you... love the pic!


Oh wow - this looks delicious! I'd have it for breakfast any day.


I've always wanted to make my own granola, because it's so hard to find healthy pre-packaged ones at the grocery store! You should start a list on the side of your blog with all of your yummy recipes ;0)

amy purple  

What a quick recipe! I'll have to give it a try soon. Mmm, cherries.


Wow, I run out of my granola too. May I take some of yours?


Your recipe not only sounds delicious and healthy, but it LOOKS beautiful too!


Yum! I just made some granola this weekend too. I love that it's so easy to make. Although that being said I did burn my first batch as I wasn't paying attention. I must try your cherry version. Looks lovely!


That looks so healthy, delicious and satisfying! I could really have some right about now:)


This is so new to me! It looks really healthy, and nutritious..


Mmm cherry carob granola sounds perfect!


Thanks for the great recipe, I didn't realize that it was so simple to make.

Avery Yale Kamila  

Wow! That sounds and looks so delicious!


Oh, this granola looks so good - you take great pictures!!

As far as your comment on my blog w/ regard to dehydrating the corn-buckwheat or spelt (raw) tostadas or tortillas, supposedly, you can dry these in the sun or in a warm oven, but I think the oven method would probably make them non-raw, if you have the heat over 118 F. It probably depends on your oven and your capability of keeping track of the heat. You can make good raw tostadas by using a romaine leaf as the base and adding guacamole, pico de gallo/salsa, and a nut-based spicy mixture with cumin, coriander, and Bragg's.


Cute presentation. With a cherry on top. :)


Now I have to try cherries with granola, thanks for the idea.


Awesome photo. I miss oatmeal! Just got on a gluten free diet and can't seem to find affordable GF oatmeal. Where did you purchase yours from?

Sophie from Flour Arrangements

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