Nancy’s Granola

Our good friend Nancy has been telling me about this recipe all year so finally here it is in all of it’s healthy glory. I thought the cranberries added a little Christmas color to a yummy bowl of breakfast goodness.


  • 5 Cups Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Canola Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Coconut
  • 1/2 Cup Maple Agave Syrup
  • 2 Teaspoons Pura Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cardamon
  • 1 Cup Slivered Almonds
  • 1 Cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1 Cup Dried Cranberries (or raisins or other dried fruit of your choosing)


  • Large Ovenproof Dish
  • Mixing Bowl
  1. Pre heat oven to 300.
  2. Mix together the oats, nuts, coconut, salt and spices.
  3. Add the syrup, oil and vanilla. Combine well. You can use straight maple syrup or a combo of syrup and brown sugar. The agave is very sweet and a lot less expensive than this year’s maple syrup which has shot up in price.
  4. Spread the mixture into a large, ovenproof container or a couple of cookie sheets.
  5. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  6. Remove and let cool.
  7. Stir in dried fruit.

Store in an air tight container and enjoy with milk or yogurt or just by the handful like I do. Make sure that you don’t leave a trail around your house as you scoop up handfuls. That job is reserved for trail mix.


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