Tart Cherry Almond Baked Granola Cups

These Tart Cherry Almond Baked Granola Cups include a burst of tarty goodness from the dried tart cherries, a refreshing crunch from the almond slices, and an array of health benefits in every bite. These are the perfect grab and go snack at any time of the day! 

Recipe Details

Prep time Cook time Total time
5 mins 28 mins 33 mins

Makes 33 muffins


  • 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 dried Montmorency tart cherries
  • 1/3 cup blanched sliced almonds, plus more for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray or line with silicone muffin liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond milk, applesauce, melted butter, and almond extract.
  3. Add oats, coconut sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, tart cherries, and almonds. Stir until just combined.
  4. Spoon mixture into muffin cups, filling to the top. Sprinkle slivered almonds on top of each muffin.
  5. 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!

Recipe courtesy of Recipe courtesy of Alexis Joseph,