Nutella Almond Cherry Granola

Crunchy Nutella coated granola with dried cherries, almonds, and chocolate chips.

Nutella Cherry Almond Granola

My bags are packed and ready to go on a plane that their owner is not so excited to get on. I’m heading back to yucky school tomorrow after a wonderfully long, lazy break. While I was home, I got to sleep until 8 (yes, 8 is late for me), watch too many movies, read for fun (I remembered that reading actually can be fun when it’s not assigned!), bake and photograph a ton of recipes, and eat actual food. Now I get to return to my cramped dorm room to wake up early, not watch too many movies, read “good” literature, bake infrequently, and eat cafeteria food…can you tell I’m excited?

Nutella Almond Cherry Granola

I would like to say that I had some of this fabulous granola to take back with me to make the food situation better, but I ate it all…whoops. I threw a handful in some greek yogurt here and ate some as a snack there and ….BAM it was gone within 2 days. The best part about this recipe is that you can pretend you’re eating something healthy … cherries (fruit check), almonds (protein check)… when in reality you’re eating a lot of chocolate and Nutella.

Nutella Almond Cherry GranolaHappy January! 

Nutella Almond Cherry Granola

…and voilà! 

Nutella Almond Cherry Granola
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not Quick oats)
  • ¾ cup dried cherries
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • ¼ + 1 Tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Mix oats, cherries, and almonds together. Set aside
  4. In a microwavable bowl, melt Nutella and honey together (about 40 seconds). Stir until liquidy and consistent.
  5. Pour the Nutella and honey mixture over the oat mixture and stir until all the oats are coated. The oats will be clumped together with the Nutella.
  6. Spread oats out on the baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring at each 10 minute interval.
  8. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Make sure the oats are in a thin layer.
  9. Let the granola cool and crunch up for about 30-40 minutes.

Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction

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