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Homemade Mixed Dried Fruits & Nuts Granola - #breakfastseries

Homemade Mixed Dried Fruits & Nuts Granola

This week at IHCC, we are cooking Giada De Laurentiis' recipes. Who's Giada De Laurentiis? She's a super gorgeous chef! Quoting IHCC: Giada, a wildly popular Food Network superstar and author of eight bestselling cookbooks is known, not only for her Italian recipes, but also for her fresh California-style recipes and also her healthy recipes and lifestyle.

I'm still recovering from a recent health complication, both physically and emotionally. So, I need some quick, perk-me-up energy-and-mood-boosting food, so yummy homemade granola it is!

(Serves 6)

1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup cranberry juice
1 & 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds, lightly toasted
1/4 cup sunflower seeds, lightly toasted
1 & 1/2 cup mixed nuts (almond, pecan, hazelnut, cashew nut, peanut)
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 cup mixed dried fruits (cranberries, sultanas, goji berries)
1/2 cup pure cacao nibs
1/2 cup dried coconut flakes

How to:

1. Preheat the oven to 160°C. Line a 9”x5” baking tray with baking paper.

2. Combine maple syrup, brown sugar, cranberry juice, and cinnamon in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until the sugar dissolves.

3. Mix together the oats, seeds, nuts, salt, and dried fruits in a large bowl.

4. Pour the maple mixture over the oat mixture and stir until combined. Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Cool completely. Stir in cacao nibs and coconut flakes.

Snack time!


Motivating myself with this quote: When real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep on walking.

I'm linking this post with I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC) for this week's theme, Monthly Featured Chef: Giada De Laurentiis.


  1. This looks delicious...and more interesting and healthier than store-bought. Hope those complications have cleared up. It always helps me to remember that "this too shall pass"

  2. Yum and much more healthier than commercial ones.

  3. I adore homemade granola and this one looks fabulous with the variety of ingredients.

    Hope you keep feeling better. ;-)

  4. Love the look of this granola. All those wonderful ingredients!!!!

  5. I love to watch Giada on FN. Naomi will go gaga if I make this kind of nutty snacks for her. She is a peanut kind of gal, but I am not. Haha. Hope you are feeling better now.

  6. That's nice blend of ingredients. I'd love a handful (or two).

  7. Food has one of those amazing and pleasurable qualities of lifting the mood while pleasing your senses. This granola is over the top. Take care and be well!

  8. That's a great great combination of ingredients. I particularly like the addition of cacao nibs. Hope you feel better soon.

    1. Thanks Zosia. Yes, I'm feeling much better after resting for one week. :)

  9. The granola looks great! I would love to munch on these! Hope you are feeling better. Take care!

  10. I'm so sorry that you had some complications and truly hope you are feeling better and back to yourself! I love the quote! We certainly do have to keep going in this life.

    The granola looks like perfection! I would love it alone with some milk and/or over some yogurt! it's pretty enough to gift, as well.

  11. Yummy and Healthy Snack,Full of taste and Healthier,Thanks for sharing such a yummy
    food stuff.