Almond-Cherry-Lavender Crunch

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

A great snack, topping ice cream, or sprinkled over oatmeal or yogurt for breakfast! If you can't find lavender, substitute 2 tsp. lemon zest. This is packed with vitamin E and fiber!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put butter, honey and lavender in a medium saucepan and warm over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, turn off heat, stir mixture and let it steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350*F. Line a shallow sided sheet pan with wax paper or parchment.
  3. Add the rolled oats, cherries, almonds and salt to butter mixture and stir well. Spread mixture evenly on the sheet pan. Bake 20-30 minutes, until golden brown, stirring at least once or twice to ensure even browning. Let cool 10 minutes before eating. Store airtight for up to 1 week. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Easy to make & delicious however I served it! After reading the other reviews, I watched my like a hawk, stirring it several times while baking, & it was nicely browned in about 20 minutes! Definitely a keeper recipe! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hits recipe tag]

Sydney Mike March 02, 2012

This is gorgeous! Next time, I'm adding more lavender. This Crunch is better than any other topping I have put on top of yoghurt. It's great as a snack. The cherries are delicious, everything is delicious! Buy organic and make sure you are really treating yourself!

Mme M February 12, 2007

Outstanding! I, too had problems with the granola browning too quickly. What I would suggest is lowering the oven temperature between 315 degrees to 325 degrees. Used local blackberry honey, my own fresh lavender (1/2 tsp.) and dried cranberries instead of the cherries, which I was out of. I will be making this again and again-subbing local hazelnuts for the almonds next time. Love the combination of flavors!

COOKGIRl July 08, 2006