Baked Goods, Breakfast, Recipes

Cherry Pistachio Granola


In the spirit of a heart healthy start to the New Year I decided to do something with Oatmeal.ย  I also heard that January was Oatmeal month, so it was decided.

I have wanted to try my hand at Granola for a long time and decided what better time than now. ๐Ÿ™‚

This Granola is a combination of some of my favorite flavors – Dried Cherries always make me happy and Pistachios are quite a delight in my book.ย  This is a very simple and easy to make recipe I made the slightest adaptions to from Zoe.ย  It is really versatile, it can be a topping for yogurt or mixed into a fruit salad for a great start to the day.

As my brand new 4 year old sous chef declared to her baby brother “It’s our favorite and we can put it on yogurt!”

cherry pistachio granola


Cherry Pistachio Granola

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  • 3 tbs Maple Syrup

  • 3 tbs Honey

  • 2 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats

  • 1/3 cup Pistachios

  • 1/2 cup Dried Cherries

  • A few sprinkle of Cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  • Mix together the Maple Syrup and Honey and heat over low heat till melted together then set aside.
  • Mix all other ingredients except cherries in a bowl.
  • Stir then add Maple/Honey mixture and toss till coated.
  • Place the mixture on a lightly sprayed cooking sheet evenly across the pan.
  • Bake about 20 minutes, being careful to check in a few times to toss and make sure not to over cook.
  • Let cool, add cherries and store in an airtight container.


  1. Mhmm, this looks good! I’ve been meaning to make some granola soon!

  2. I love making granola. It’s such a great way to make it the way I want it – and I want it your way!! Cherries and pistachios sound like a great combination!

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