Published Jul 20th
Prep 15m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 35m
Servings 24 servings Calories 150.8

Spiced toasted rolled oats, nuts, and seeds (your choice!) are mixed with honey, butter, and chocolate powdered drink mix for this delicious granola.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 cups regular rolled oats
  • ¾ cup chopped nuts (such as pecans, pistachios, walnuts, etc.)
  • ¼ cup seeds (such as sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, etc.)
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 packet Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Rich Milk Chocolate Powdered Drink Mix
  • 1 cup dried fruit (such as raisins, dried cherries, or dried cranberries, etc.)

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Lightly grease a 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl combine oats, coarsely chopped nuts, seeds, apple pie spice and salt; set aside.
  2. 2 In a small saucepan combine coconut oil and honey until coconut butter melts. Stir in Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Rich Milk Chocolate Powdered Drink Mix. Drizzle over the oats mixture; toss to coat. Spread evenly in the prepared pan.
  3. 3 Bake about 20 minutes or until light brown, stirring after 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Stir in dried fruit.
  4. 4 Spread granola on a large piece of foil to cool. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days. (Or place in freezer bags and freeze up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 150.8
  • Carbohydrate 22.4 g
  • Cholesterol 0.2 mg
  • Fat 6.4 g
  • Fiber 2.2 g
  • Protein 2.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.4 g
  • Sodium 30 mg
  • Sugar 10.2 g

Chef's Notes

Choose one or combine to make 3/4 cup total: raw unsalted pecans, pistachios, cashews, walnuts, almonds, macadamia or hazelnuts; Choose one or combine to make 1/4 cup total: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), chia seeds, hemp nuts, flax seeds, or wheat germ; Choose one or combine to make 1 cup total: raisins, dried cherries, dried cranberries, dried apricots, or dates


  1. This was just what I was looking for. It is light not too sweet and the recipe is very versatile. I did leave out the Carnation drink mix because I did not want it tasting like chocolate. This will be my new go to recipe for granola.
  2. I think it needed some salt. Adding it afterwards doesn't really work well.