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Dried Cherry, Pistachio and Almond Granola

You'll make this simple, hearty granola over and over because it's so easy to mix in a bowl and then simply bake on a sheet. You've got snack or breakfast set to go for the week!
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Americana
Keyword: easy granola, granola, healthy granola, homemade granola
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Ginger Hultin


  • 4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup shelled unsalted pistachios
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup (you can sub honey if desired)
  • 1/2 cup canola or sunflower oil
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened dried cherries sub dried cranberries (raisins or chopped apricots if desired


  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 350° F.
  • Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the maple syrup and oil. Then fold into the dry mixture.
  • Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, stir, and then bake for an additional 15 minutes. Granola should be slightly browned but monitor it closely so it doesn’t burn.
  • Cool granola for 15-20 minutes, then transfer to a large bowl and stir in the dried cherries and serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to one month. It also freezes well.
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