23 May, 2014
Fruit and Nut Granola
We like having granola for breakfast cereal, especially the kids. Big fans of the Cascadian Farm brand of granola. But once I realized that it is so ridiculously easy to make at home, I’ve started making it often.
My proud moment came when my daughter decidedly pointed at the object pictured above and said “I want the one from the jar! (not from the box)”
I’m taking this simple snack for folks to munch while enjoying other food at our virtual party at The Novice Gardener’s Fiesta Friday #17. A big Thank you to co-hosts Selma, Jhuls and Alex! 🙂
fruit and nut granola
Quick oats- 2 cup
applesauce (unsweetened)- 1/2 cup
maple syrup- 1/4 cup
sea salt- 1/4 tsp.
raisins- 1/2 cup
chopped dates- 1/2 cup
slivered almonds- 1/2 cup
pecans- 1/3 cup
vanilla extract- 2 tsp.
1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
2. Add all ingredients in a mixing bowl, stir and transfer to an aluminum cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
3. Bake for 15 minutes, shake around the granola and bake for another 15 minutes. Keep a watch so as not to burn, these are the quick-cook variety of oats.
4. Cool and store in an airtight jar.
Here’s a peek into the oven, half-way while baking:
51 thoughts on : Fruit and Nut Granola
What a wonderful snack idea for Fiesta Friday ….especially since it is an all night party this time! 🙂 so wonderful that your daughter prefers your homemade stuff …I’m sure that was an encouraging moment Apsara! Looks great!
thanks, Lori. Yes, encouragement from family really keeps us going!
Oh gosh I agree! I make homemade granola weekly and am super obsessed with it…. It honestly tastes so much fresher and flavorful than store bought anyways. Yours sound delicious….Love the pecans in yours..they are my favorite nut 🙂
thank you Brandi! I will join you by fitting this in my weekly routine. 🙂
Your fruit & nut granola looks just so appetizing! Another must make,..looks very yum yum yummm!
thanks, Sophie! Yes, it is so easy too, I should have started making it earlier. xx
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This looks awesome!
thank you! I looked through your blog and you have lovely food too!
Healthy and tasty snack
This really looks and sounds delicious! Crispy, nutty, yummy!
thanks, Sabine. Glad you like it.
delicious snack idea for Fiesta Friday!
I’m so glad you posted this today, I’ve been looking for a good granola recipe!
thanks, Alex. I’m glad you like it!
Looks good, Apsara. Been wanting to make granola for sometime now. Going to try this soon,
Do let me know. 🙂
Apsara, this looks so great and is so easy – the recipe I use has things like bran wheat and some other not run of the mill items so I tend not to make it very often. This though, I could make now! How lovely that your daughter prefers it. Thanks for sharing this with us – happy Fiesta Friday!
thanks, Selma. M daughter prefers it today, but who knows, kids’ taste changes. 🙂 I’m enjoying the FF. Have a great weekend!
I love homemade granola! Your version sounds delicious:) I like the idea of adding apple sauce.
thanks, I’m glad you like it.
I love crunchy snacks… and nutrient rich like this is perfect! Happy Fiesta Friday.
thank you! Happy Fiesta Friday to you too!
I usually buy my granola but your homemade version sounds so easy, probably cheaper and you use the ingredients you want 🙂
True, it does make it a lot cheaper. Reduces packaging too. I wish I always had the energy to make everything at home 🙂
Me too 🙂
Nice!!! Thanks for sharing.
you’re welcome. 🙂
Love how chunky and packed this is! 🙂
The granola looks great, Apsara 🙂 I also add ground flax seed to my granola recipe while cutting down on the dates and syrup to make it more diabetic-friendly.
that’s a great idea, thanks for the tip, Ahila!
It is always music to my ears when somebody ask me to serve something homemade for them. And I know what you feel about your daughter asking for homemade granola. I always get the ones from the box, but when I get my hands on all of the mentioned ingredients, I’d definitely make my own granola. 😉
Thank you for sharing this and for taking this to FF. Have a wonderful weekend! <3
thanks, Jhuls. You have a great weekend too! 🙂
This looks awesome! I adore granola so much… 🙂 I am so happy to see you at Fiesta Friday! I have missed it the last few weeks do to our move out of state, but it is great to be back again!
nice to see you back at FF, Kloe! thank you, 🙂
I’m excited to try your homemade granola recipe as snack options for myself when I’m on the run. It’s way healthier and I think it’s so cute your daughter likes yours over the box! 🙂 Question: how long will the granola last in an airtight jar? Thank you for a healthy & yummy recipe, Apsara! 🙂
thanks, Violet. The granola is pretty dry and I store it even for 2 weeks. I’m glad you like it. 🙂
It’s good to know it lasts for 2 weeks! I’m thinking for my upcoming trip In July to pack my own homemade snacks, instead of buying “healthy snacks” from boxes and packages. It’ll be quite an experiment and I’m glad to have your recipe on my list! 🙂
The granola looks wonderful Apsara and love all the things you have put into it 🙂
thank you, Naina!
I love granola, but have not tried making it yet. Yours looks really yummy with all of the ingredients you put in it. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
you’re welcome, Shari. I’m glad you like it!
I saw your post at the right time Apsara. I am out of all the snacks and just ughhhed by store bought ones. I might borrow you recipe and make it a savory and spicy version. Loved it.
thanks, Sonal. Look forward to the spicy version… 🙂
I could just snack on this all day…lovely A x
Yes, that’s why it does not last very long! thanks D. xo
Never thought of homemade granola, what a good idea! I tweaked it a bit by adding various other fruits and nuts and it was yummy!! Instant hit with my kids too who usually don’t like the store bought granola!Awesome..
Really delighted that your kids liked it. Somehow, my kids have got too used to seeing me ‘make’ things that they sometimes ask me only for store-bought goodies. 😉