Fruit and Nut Granola


This recipe is a nice quick and easy Granola that is Gluten Free and tasty for all! give it a try as I am sure you will love it.


6 Cups old fashioned rolled oats
2 cups sliced almonds or any mixture of chopped, raw nuts and seeds to equal 2 cups (see note)
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup maple syrup (see note)
2 to 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups chopped California apricots or any combination of chopped dried fruit to equal 2 cups (See note)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Position oven racks in top and center slots. Line two 15×11 inch jellyroll pans with parchment.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, nuts, salt, oil, syrup and vanilla and stir until everything is well coated. Turn out the mixture onto prepared pans, spreading out in a thin layer.

  3. Place pans in preheated oven and cook 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, clean out mixing bowl for use later.

  4. Remove pans from oven, stir granola mixture and spread out again, then switch the pans positions in the oven for even cooking. Cook another 10-15 minutes or until golden. Watch edges to prevent overbrowning.

  5. Remove and let cool in pans on rack. When cool return mixture to cleaned-out mixing bowl and stir in dried fruit.


I used a nut combination of almonds, pecans and walnuts. For dried fruit, I used apricots, papaya and tart cherries. Ordinary pancake syrup could be substituted for maple syrup: look for a brand that is not too thick.