Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

I was in the mood for a more gourmet granola than I usually make, and this is what I came up with.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, pecans, coconut, wheat germ, brown sugar and salt.
  3. Combine the the oil, honey, water and vanilla. Add to oat mixture and toss until well combined.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly on a cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring every 10 minutes to keep the mixture from sticking.
  6. Allow to cool.
  7. Stir in the cherries and chocolate chips.
  8. Store in an air tight container.
Most Helpful

This was SO good! I am happy to have finally found a go-to recipe for granola. I think I might try adding almond extract in addition to the vanilla next time. It doesn't need it, but I think it might be good. I baked it at 325 in my convection and will drop it to 300 next time because I like mine lighter. Awesome recipe, thanks Marg!

lolablitz February 16, 2011

Made these for Christmas baskets and they were a hit! Did use some maple syrup instead of honey and some dried cranberries instead of cherries. Thank you Marg!! :)

Redsie January 02, 2010

I wish I could give this more stars. 5 stars just isn't enough! This recipe is to die for!!! I try to keep homemade granola on hand and this was the best recipe by far. I used one cup of dried cherries (I cut each cherry in half) and 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips. I have this for breakfast with a little milk and I feel like such a little kid eating it! Very, very delicious. Thanks Marg for another wonderful recipe!

Niki-G June 11, 2007