This recipe takes granola up a level. It's indulgent enough to be special occasion worthy, but don't wait until company's coming to make it!
Pre-heat the oven to 325 °F and line a large baking tray (or two smaller ones) with parchment paper.
Place the oatmeal, almonds, cocoa powder, ground ginger and salt in an extra-large mixing bowl, and distribute the ingredients well with a large spatula. Pour the maple syrup over the base ingredients, and stir in well. Take your time — at first it may seem there isn't enough syrup to coat everything, but there is.
Spread the mixture on the baking tray and spread out evenly. Keep the bowl handy as you'll be using it again — no need to wash it. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven to stir up the mixture and spread it out again. Return to the oven for another 15 minutes.
When the granola is done toasting, carefully transfer it back to the mixing bowl. Stir in the cacao nibs, crystallized ginger, sour cherries and coconut until well blended.
Transfer the granola back to the baking tray and set it on a rack to cool completely. Store in a tightly covered container in a cupboard or on the countertop away from heat.
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