Honey-Granola Cookies

These honey-granola cookies are crammed with energy-boosting goodness—and they are super travel-friendly.

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These make-ahead honey-granola cookies are super-easy to make. Clover honey is sweet with a mildly floral taste, and it’s rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Dried cherries offer tartness and oats, sunflower seeds and almonds give these cookies a crunchy-chewy texture. Make them ahead and store them in a tin or plastic bag.



  • 3/4 cup brown sugar   

  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter   

  • ½ cup clover honey   

  • ¼ cup water   

  • ½ tsp. kosher salt   

  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract   

  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats   

  • 2/3 cup (3 oz.) dried tart cherries   

  • ½ cup toasted wheat germ   

  • ½ cup slivered almonds   

  • ½ cup sweetened coconut   

  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds   

  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds   

  • 1/3 cup pepitas   

  • ½ tsp. kosher salt   

  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips, optional   


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine brown sugar, butter, honey, water, and salt in large saucepan. Warm over low heat until sugar and honey melt, and remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.
  2. Combine dry ingredients, add to honey mixture, and stir to coat. Fill #16 scoop (or ¼ cup measuring cup) with dough, and drop onto baking sheets lined with parchment. Continue with remaining dough, dropping about 4 inches apart. Flatten dough balls slightly with scoop.
  3. Bake 13–15 minutes, or until set and golden. Transfer to a rack, and cool 20 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 Cookie
  • Calories 280
  • Carbohydrate Content 35 g
  • Cholesterol Content 15 mg
  • Fat Content 13 g
  • Fiber Content 5 g
  • Protein Content 6 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 5 g
  • Sodium Content 135 mg
  • Sugar Content 19 g