Sesame Cherry Granola

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I love cherry granola. On yogurt. On oatmeal (yes, sounds weird, but try it!) Or on its own.
cherry sesame granola
Sometimes I buy it. But sometimes I make it because I get flavor combos in my head that I can’t find at the store. Like this one. Tart cherries and toasty sesame seeds.
Other than those, you can use what you want here. I used pecans, almonds, and walnuts, because that’s what I had. But any nut or seed will work.
For sweetener, I used maple syrup, but I think honey would work fine. Some crunchy sea salt, vanilla extract, and you’re good to go. Try your best not to eat this cherry granola right away, because it will get crisper as it cools.

Cherry and Sesame Seed Granola

Tart cherries and toasty sesame seeds make a granola that is sure to become your favorite for breakfast or anytime.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 12
Calories 344 kcal


  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup raw almonds
  • 3/4 cup raw pecans
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/4 cup raw sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup tart dried cherries
  • Coarse sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine oats, nuts, and seeds in a large bowl. Add a pinch of salt. Whisk the coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla in a bowl and pour over the oat mixture.
  • Stir well, making sure to coat everything evenly.
  • Spread on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool. Stir in the cherries and add more salt if desired.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Calories: 344kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 7gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 238mgFiber: 5gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 2mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. View full nutrition disclousre.
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