Addictive and Healthy Granola


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!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
20 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 1 ½ cups maple syrup

  • 1 ½ tablespoons vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon rose water (Optional)

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 4 cups rolled oats

  • 1 cup puffed rice cereal

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

  • ½ cup chopped cashews

  • ½ cup raisins

  • ½ cup dried blueberries

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans

  • ¼ cup chopped almonds

  • ½ cup sweetened dried cranberries

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray or line with non-stick aluminum foil.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

251 Calories
8g Fat
44g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 251
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 130mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 206mg 4%

* 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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