Becky Luigart-Stayner; Leigh Ann Ross
10 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Make extra batches of this maple-and-honey-sweetened nutty granola so you'll have some on hand for quick breakfasts and snacks.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 300°.

Step 2

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Add syrup, honey, juice, and almond extract; toss well. Spread mixture evenly onto a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 300° for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Stir in cranberries and apricots. Cool completely. Store in a zip-top plastic bag.

Chef's Notes

Prepare the granola up to two days ahead, and store in an airtight container. Serve for breakfast with low-fat yogurt and fruit.

Ratings & Reviews


July 25, 2015
This was a tasty, easy granola.  I would add more almonds and pecans the next time I make it.

klem01's Review

July 26, 2014

labisson's Review

January 03, 2014
I made this for x-mas gifts, everyone loved it, some needed the recipe. It's really good

Emmarie's Review

December 29, 2013

micheyeag's Review

September 24, 2011
This is the first time I've made granola. Soooo good! I added coconut and just used almonds. Saving this one!

jeichert1980's Review

September 13, 2010
This recipe is really great and super easy! I looked at a lot of other granola recipes and this one is the only one that you don't have to heat up the sugar components separately (syrup, honey, etc). I ended up adding cinnamon to this recipe and the flavors were great. Not too sweet and you get the natural flavors that granola is supposed to have!

Susiescooking's Review

July 18, 2010
This is by far the best granola I have ever made! I use different dried fruits for variety.

Missie's Review

March 28, 2010
I've made this 3 times. I add raisins and am liberal with the nut & fruit amounts. I have with milk for breakfast. It's wonderful & filling and makes the house smell fantastic. Fun for the kids to help with too.

mcwamsley's Review

April 28, 2009
This was delicious! Easy to make, my family loved it.

CrabcakeGirl's Review

January 03, 2009
Excellent. I replace the almond extract with vanilla and add pecans to suppliment the almonds. Great with yoghurt and fresh strawberries.