Fruit & Nut Granola

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Fruit & Nut Granola! Homemade granola filled with a variety of delicious dried fruit and mixed nuts. Enjoy for breakfast served with your favourite yoghurt and fresh berries. It’s also wonderful as a bowl of cereal with your choice of milk!
You know I love my granola and sharing new variations of granola with you and this one is SO delicious! How do you like to have/serve/enjoy your granola? I personally have it like cereal, just the granola and almond milk. It’s a nutritional powerhouse and the perfect breakfast recipe. You can make it even healthier by serving it the classic way with yoghurt and berries or any seasonal fruit. 

This granola is honey infused with melted butter. In my other granola recipes I usually add maple syrup and coconut oil, however with this version I thought it would be fabulous to try something different and use butter and honey. This scrumptious combination makes this granola rich in flavour with a depth that will have you salivating. 
What else is included in this fruit & nut granola? 

Rolled oats
Shredded coconut 
Raw cashews
Raw almonds
Ground Cinnamon
Dried cranberries
Dried apricots

Since this granola is fruit and nut, I chose to use cashews, almonds as the nuts plus shredded coconut. For the dried fruit I used cranberries, apricots and sultanas. These ingredients are what I had on hand already. I encourage you to switch these ingredients up if you desire or you’re feeling creative. I know we all don’t have access sometimes to particular ingredients or if you’re like me, don’t want to make a trip to the supermarket when you have other ingredients that would work. So please feel free to use some other of your favourite nuts and dried fruit. 
First off you combine the first lot of dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Then you add your liquid ingredients. Mix it altogether until everything is well coated. Then you spread it out on your lined baking tray and place it in your oven to bake for 20 minutes. 
When you remove your granola from the oven, be sure not to mix it, even during baking. It will turn golden all over even without mixing it. However, we want to leave it alone after it comes out of the oven as whilst it cools, this is when the granola hardens and creates those bigger chunkier pieces. This recipe will be more of a loose granola but you can still achieve those lovely chunks it you don’t touch it, only once it has completely cooled. 

This is the time you mix through your dried fruits, once your granola has cooled. If you were to add it before baking, the fruit will expand, harden and turn a little funky during baking, trust me. If you have ever baked sultanas, they expand to double their size and have the texture of a golf ball. 

I hope you enjoy this yummy granola recipe friends! Sam x 
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Fruit & Nut Granola


Homemade granola filled with a variety of delicious dried fruit and mixed nuts. Enjoy for breakfast served with your favourite yoghurt and fresh berries. It’s also wonderful as a bowl of cereal with your choice of milk!


  • 2 cups (200g) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (90g) shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup (80g) raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup (80g) raw almonds
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup (130g) honey
  • 50g (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • Dried Fruit
  • 1/3 cup (50g) dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup (50g) sultanas 
  • 1/3 cup (80g) dried apricots, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 160ºC (320ºF) and line a large flat baking tray with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, coconut, cashews, almonds and cinnamon. Mix until well combined with a wooden spoon.  
  3. In a small pot, pour in honey and add butter. Place over a low-medium heat and mix until butter has completely melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. 
  4. Pour honey and butter mixture into dry ingredients and mix until well combined and everything is coated. 
  5. Transfer granola onto lined tray and spread out evenly. 
  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until toasted and lightly golden. Do not stir granola during or after baking, otherwise you won’t get any chunks! 
  7. Remove from oven and allow granola to cool completely on tray. 
  8. Once cooled, sprinkle over dried cranberries, sultanas and chopped apricots. Mix through granola. 
  9. Serve with milk or yoghurt and fresh berries. 
  10. Store granola in an airtight container or a glass jar, such as a mason jar, in the pantry, for up to 2 weeks.
  • Prep Time: 15min
  • Cook Time: 25min

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