Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 22 mins

This granola has as much fruit and nuts as it does oats. While most people love this as a nutritional powerhouse for breakfast, I use it as a pick-me-up snack in the afternoon. The fruit and nuts seems to boost my energy very well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, syrup, molasses, salt and cinnamon.
  3. Place the oats in a large bowl and mix in the oil/syrup until oats are thoroughly coated.
  4. Spread the oats in a thin layer on 2 or 3 cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes.
  6. Stir the oats on the sheets.
  7. Add the nuts to the oats on the cookie sheets and bake for 12 more minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  9. In a large bowl, mix the baked oats and nuts with all the chopped dried fruit.
  10. Keep in an air tight container.
  11. Does not have to be refrigerated.


Most Helpful

This is wonderfully delicious! I halved the recipe and used corn oil instead of canola. I didn't have much maple syrup, so I used some pancake syrup with maple syrup in it. I used dried cherries instead of cranberries. I could just eat this for a snack right out of my hand! Thanks for a yummy treat!!!

Sharon123 June 22, 2003

I've never been a granola eater but have wanted to make some for my daughters as a healthy snack/breakfast alternative. After, this was done, I sampled and to be blunt, they almost didn't get any. This is terrific stuff. I am a convert!! I actually have to go back to the store and get more stuff to make another batch!! I did not have canola oil so used plain veggie oil. I also used toasted almonds I found in the fresh fruit section of my grocery store. Added half way through. I only had a 1/2 T. cinnamon on hand so really didn't get the full dose of that, didn't miss it. Still cinnamony. Thanks for posting!!

enigma535 April 08, 2006

I wanted to try making my own granola (store-bought can be SO expensive and not-so-fresh-tasting) and thought it would be a good idea to start with a recipe called "The BEST." It definately lives up to its name! Not overly sweet, I had it every morning this week with a little milk or over yogurt. The recipe made enough to send some home with my mother, boyfriend AND a classmate! I added extra nuts and omitted the dried fruit, and the results were JUST what I was hopipng for.

DoctorMel March 03, 2006

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