Tart Cherry Almond Baked Granola Cups

 almond baked granola cups with King Orchards' Dried Montmorency Tart Cherries

Try your hand at this good-for-you, easy-to-make tart cherry granola that is great for on the go. If you’re looking for a quick breakfast bite or a post-workout pick-me-up, these little granola cups are as good as gold. As an alternative to almonds, go nutless or experiment with other nuts like crushed pecans or walnuts. These cups are ready in about 30 minutes and store well for the week.

Tart Cherry Almond Baked Granola Cups Recipe

Total Time: 33 Minutes
Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 28 Minutes
Yield: 10 Muffin sized servings
Level: Beginner

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (I used a 4oz container)
  • 2 tbsp butter (or non-dairy buttery spread), melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp pure almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup King Orchards’ Dried Tart Cherries
  • 1/3 cup blanched sliced almonds, plus more for topping

Directions

Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray or line with silicone muffin liners.

In a large bowl, whisk together almond milk, applesauce, melted butter, and almond extract.

Add oats, coconut sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, tart cherries, and almonds. Stir until just combined.

Spoon mixture into muffin cups, filling to the top. Sprinkle slivered almonds on top of each muffin.

Bake for 28-30 minutes, or until a fork comes out clean. Store cooled oatmeal cups in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. They freeze well!

Tip: To pack in some extra protein, try dipping these cherry granola cups in vanilla greek yogurt.

Recipe courtesy of Alexis Joseph, Hummusapien.com

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