Sour Cherry & Pecan Hot Chocolate Granola

August 22, 2023

I love sour cherries. I love chocolate. I love pecans. So naturally I put them altogether and made a delicious granola that is perfect for every occasion! Sprinkle it on top of your smoothie bowls in the summer, eat it straight out of the jar for a little afternoon pick me up, or better yet serve it as is with warm milk – the temperature of the milk will melt the chocolate and give you this delicious, fancy, adult version of cocoa pops!

Chloe xx



  • 1.5 cups rolled oats (buy uncontaminated oats for GF version, or substitute for buckwheat kernels)
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup raw pecans
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup cacao or cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup dried sour cherries
  • ¼ tsp sea salt ground or flakes
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut or rapadura sugar
  • 50g dark chocolate, chopped
  • Warm milk of choice, to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 170°.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the oats, coconut, pecans, chia seeds, cacao or cocoa, sour cherries, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup and sugar. 
  3. Pour the wet mixture over the oat mixture and stir to combine; have a little taste test and make sure that it’s to your liking, adjusting the salt/sugar/tartness to suit your taste buds. 
  4. Press granola into the bottom of the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, then give it a quick toss and bake for a further 10 minutes. 
  5. While it’s still how sprinkle half of the chocolate over the top; leave it to cool completely without stirring as the granola will crisp up and harden as it cools, leaving you with nice big chunks.
  6. Stir in the remaining chocolate chunks and store in an airtight container.
  7. Serve the granola with warmed milk as it will melt the chocolate and you will be left with a comforting spin on granola in winter!
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