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A glass swingtop jar of homemade granola is spilling onto a white parchment paper surface.

Nutty Cardamom Granola with Dried Apricots

  • Author: Kelli McGrane
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 9 cups 1x


Tossed with maple syrup and studded with dried apricots, this nutty cardamom granola is perfectly crunchy and filled with warm flavors.


  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped slivered almonds
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried apricots


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat silicone pan liner.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, nuts, coconut, maple syrup, olive oil, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and cardamom.
  3. Spread mixture onto prepared baking sheet in an even layer.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden brown.
  5. Remove granola from oven and allow to cool on the pan for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and stir in dried apricots. Store granola in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Granola
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: granola, oats, apricot, cardamom, breakfast