Homemade Granola Recipe

Homemade Granola with Dried Cherries, Dates and White Chocolate

Make exactly the combination of crunchy goodness your heart desires with this Homemade Granola Recipe. It's easily customized. Our version has dried cherries, dates and white chocolate.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 463kcal
Author Marjory Pilley


  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats NOT the quick-cooking kind
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dates chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped white chocolate


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Combine oats, flax seed, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.
  • In a separate small bowl, stir together sugar, honey, oil and vanilla.
  • Stir wet mixture into dry mixture, using your hands to toss until the mixture is evenly coated and crumbly.
  • Spread mixture in an even layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until browned.
  • Granola will continue to crisp as it cools.
  • When cooled to room temperature, stir in dried fruit and chocolate.


Store at room temperature in an air tight container. 


Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 40g | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2.4mg