Chocolate Pomegranate Granola Bites

Chocolate Pomegranate Granola Bites on Rack


These chocolate pomegranate cookies have a fantastic granola taste and, even though they’re small, they’re substantial enough that one is quite satisfying. This recipe makes 40 cookies and if you lack that self-control like I do, you’ll want to freeze a bunch–thaw them on the countertop or zap them in the microwave for a few seconds before eating.

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Chocolate Pomegranate Granola Bites

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Total Time

25 minutes




  • 1 1/2 c. rolled oats
  • 3/4 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. dried pomegranate seeds (if you cannot find them, use chopped dried cranberries or cherries instead)
  • 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine ingredients through cinnamon. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and both sugars until incorporated. Add egg and vanilla, mix thoroughly. Add oat mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in seeds and chocolate chips.
  3. Drop large teaspoons of batter onto 2 ungreased cookie sheets, about 1 inch apart. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden. Let cookies rest on cookie sheets for 2 minutes, then cool on wire racks.


I love to bake, but I don’t do it unless there is a party or some other event that I can bring them to, because I have no will power around baked goods either! Thanks for this recipe, great photo!

They are tricky to find! Trader Joe’s used to always have them, but I think they might be seasonal? But cranberries, cherries, and raisins all work well in these cookies too. 🙂

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