This recipe is addictive and very easy. It tastes like the top crunchy part of cobbler desserts. It would be good as a cereal with milk or to put in yogurt or topped on fruit that has been fried in a little butter and brown sugar. A dollop of homemade whipped cream wouldn't hurt the latter!


Recipe Summary

15 mins
35 mins
1 hr
1 hr 50 mins
20 servings


Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray or line with non-stick aluminum foil.

  • Whisk maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, rose water, and salt together in a bowl.

  • Mix oats, rice cereal, coconut, cashews, raisins, dried blueberries, pecans, almonds, dried cranberries, and brown sugar together in a separate bowl. Pour maple syrup mixture over oat mixture and stir until evenly coated. Spread oat mixture onto the prepared baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes; stir and continue baking until slightly crisp and lightly browned, 15 to 25 more minutes. Cool on baking sheets before serving, about 1 hour. Store in air-tight containers.

Cook's Note:

Though the recipes is best with the specified ingredients, you can substitute other dried fruits and nuts if you don't have the others on-hand.

The rosewater is an optional, but highly recommended ingredient. You can buy it at Whole Foods(R). It is the edible kind.

Puffed kamut can be substituted for puffed rice if desired. Dried cherries can be substituted for dried cranberries.

Nutrition Facts

251 calories; protein 3.7g 7% DV; carbohydrates 43.7g 14% DV; fat 7.7g 12% DV; cholesterol 0.4mg; sodium 129.7mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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This is full of sugars/carbs. Dried fruit maple syrup and brown sugar make this a sweet treat. Read More