Black Forest Granola
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Healthier Black Forest Granola

This Black Forest Granola tastes so chocolately and indulgent that it's hard to believe it's actually healthy.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: black frest granola, cherry granola, chocolate cherry granola, chocolate granola, healthy chocolate granola, homemade granola
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Jane Saunders


  • 3 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp Agave nectar
  • 180 g/ 2 cups Jumbo rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp Buckwheat groats
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Poppy seeds
  • 100 g/ 2/3 cup Dried cherries
  • 3 tbsp Hazelnuts
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa nibs


  • Preheat the oven to 170C/ 325F/ GM3 and line a baking sheet with baking parchment
  • Measure the coconut oil and agave nectar into a bowl and microwave until melted (alternatively put into a small saucepan and heat on the hob until melted). Stir in the vanilla extract
  • Meanwhile weigh the oats, buckwheat, cocoa powder and poppyseeds into a medium bowl. Stir
  • Once the oil and agave have melted, poor onto the oats and mix well
  • Whisk the egg white until very frothy and stir into the oat mixture
  • Spread the oats onto the baking parchment and cook for 30 minutes, turning the oats midway through to ensure an even bake
  • Meanwhile chop the hazelnuts roughly and cut the cherries in half
  • After 30 minutes, stir the cherries, nuts and cocoa nibs into the granola
  • Cook for 5 more minutes then remove from the oven and let cool completely on the baking sheet
  • Transfer to an airtight jar
  • Keeps for 1 month