This brown butter pistachio granola tastes like one big crunchy, buttery cookie! Made with pepitas, coconut flakes and dried cherries, it’s so delicious, crisp and perfect for snacking. Chocolate chips are optional!
I made you a breakfast dessert!
This brown butter pistachio granola is so crunchy and delicious, studded with dried cherries, pepitas and made with ground flax and maple syrup. It’s fabulous as a cereal, sprinkled on yogurt or eaten by the handful.
You know, when you need something sweet after breakfast. Or lunch. Or even dinner!
It tastes like a cookie. And even though I just told you about my favorite store bought cookie granola last week in my favorites, I was making this before I discovered it. This is more of a sweet and salty, crunchy cookie granola.
I’m a huge fan of homemade granola and I have a ton of recipes that we enjoy. This salted maple granola is constantly in rotation. We also love my pumpkin granola bark. And cashew butter granola is also delicious.
With that being said, this one takes the cake. This recipe is SO GOOD.
It has a crazy depth of caramely flavor from the brown butter. It is so incredibly crunchy in the best way possible. The pistachios are super buttery and lovely.
And that little sprinkle of chocolate? Well, it’s everything.
This granola is a slight spin on the eleven madison park granola, which is fabulous. It is so crunchy, has the perfect amount of sweetness and my favorite part – has dried cherries.
I opt for cherries 100% of the time over cranberries and I love them in my granola.
The other reason I love this is that it includes a few of my favorite granola add-ins. In fact, they are probably my top three
I could put those three things in a bowl and go to town! So super delicious.
They are ingredients that I use all the time, and the ones I turn to when I need a pick-me-up. I mean, I put pistachios on just about anything.
My favorite part of this granola though? The brown butter.
I will forever and always adore brown butter. It’s delightful. It adds so much flavor to everything sweet and savory.
Sometimes I throw a few chocolate chips into this when it comes out of the oven too. That is totally optional. Just depends on what kind of mood I’m in.
The chocolate chips don’t make it taste cookie-like… the brown butter and oats do that on their own. But who doesn’t love a little hint of chocolate?! (more…)