Fruit and Nut Granola (Chrissie's Granola)


Originally given to me at work as a 'Hey! I made this, try it, it's vegan (I'm not vegan), you'll love it!' and I did; I really did love it. I've made it several times now and a modified version for my husband (omitted the chocolate and used deluxe mixed nuts). I have to stash some or get none in my house.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
6 cups


  • 3 cups rolled oats

  • 1 cup almonds

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 cups dried fruit (such as cranberries, pomegranate, cherries, or blueberries)

  • 1 cup pure maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

  2. Pour the oats into a large bowl. Add almonds, cinnamon, cocoa powder, salt, brown sugar, and dried fruit into the oats respectively, stirring each into the mixture before adding the next.

  3. Mix maple syrup and vanilla extract together in a small bowl. With a rubber spatula, add the maple syrup-vanilla mixture to your dry ingredients. Fold the two together until mixed and all dry ingredients are well coated.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes, stir, and continue baking until golden brown, about 25 minutes more. Set aside to cool slightly, about 20 minutes.

  5. Gently fold chocolate chips into the granola mixture, allowing the chocolate to coat the granola as it melts slightly. Cool completely before storing.

Cook's Note:

Once my oven cools off I usually let mine sit inside the oven overnight and package the next day. It's great in milk, too!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

339 Calories
10g Fat
62g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 339
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 22%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 463mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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