Dried Fruit-Pistachio Granola

I always hear my neighbor say she makes her own granola every week. This is one that is tasty, healthy and great one to carry while exercising, walking to work or just plain, old fashioned snacking. Make it on the weekend and you will be good for the week.


  • 3 cups rolled oats – not quick cooking
  • 1 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut in pieces
  • 1/3 cup liquid honey
  • 1 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1 cup dried apricots, peaches, cherries, papaya, (basically whatever you like)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the oats and pistachios.

In a small saucepan combine the butter, honey and cardamom over a medium heat and cook until the butter has melted. Stir it once in a while. This should take about 2 minutes.

Pour the butter mixture over the oats and nuts and toss until all are completely coated.

Transfer to a parchment lined cookie sheet and spread out in an even layer. Bake until the oats are golden (about 35 minutes)  and all smells great in your kitchen. Stir this up every 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for about 20 minutes. Stir in the fruit.

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks……hahahaha. It won’t last that long. Change up the nuts used every time you make this. Add coconut if you like. Just make it your own.


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