Recipe By Joel Irish
Published Aug 11th
Prep 15m Cook 45m Additional 2h Ready In 3h
Servings 9 cups Calories 143.1

My regular Sunday morning activity: making this granola so I can fuel my week. Hyper-delicious + mega-nutrititious + not many dishes.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¾ cup almonds
  • ⅓ cup walnuts
  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ⅓ cup apricot preserves
  • ⅓ cup wheat germ
  • ⅓ cup unsalted sunflower seeds
  • ⅓ cup chia seeds
  • ⅓ cup milled flax seeds
  • ¼ cup oat bran
  • ¼ cup black sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. 2 Spread almonds and walnuts on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast in the preheating oven until fragrant, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. 3 Transfer almonds and walnuts to a very large bowl. Add oats, apricots, cranberries, honey, olive oil, apricot preserves, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, oat bran, black sesame seeds, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and nutmeg. Mix well with your hands.
  4. 4 Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread granola mixture evenly across.
  5. 5 Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Stir the mixture; bake for 15 minutes more. Stir once again, then press the mixture down firmly. Return to the oven for 15 minutes more.
  6. 6 Let granola cool and dry for at least 2 hours. Crumble and transfer to an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 143.1
  • Carbohydrate 19.6 g
  • Fat 6.8 g
  • Fiber 2.8 g
  • Protein 2.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.9 g
  • Sodium 3.1 mg
  • Sugar 9.5 g

Chef's Notes

Substitute brown rice syrup, maple syrup, or agave syrup for the honey, if desired; Use any type of dried fruit and preserves (or jam) that you like.


  1. This would have been so good! If it hadn't burned. The cooking time at 325 degrees was too much. It smelled so good until the last 15 minutes. I had to throw some of it away. The fruit, especially, burned. I may try again sometime because it really seems like a great recipe.