Just try to resist this granola


Granola is truly the perfect healthy snack. It’s easy to make and packed with fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Granola is also very filling and satisfying – a little goes a long way.

Gimme More Granola

1/4 cup chopped dried plums or Medjool dates
1/4 cup water
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup raisins
2 tablespoons chopped almonds
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350º F. In a small saucepan, add plums and water. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes, or until plums are softened. Transfer to a food processor or blender, and process until mixture is a thick paste.

In a large bowl, combine plum mixture, apple juice, olive oil, oats, raisins, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and coconut. Stir well, making sure everything is well coated. Spread out on a baking sheet, and bake 5 minutes. Stir granola, and bake another 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool (will become more crispy as it cools), and store in an airtight container.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 1/4 cup)


  1. If you are using dates instead of plums, do you still need to cook for 5 minutes?

  2. I figured it out, it would be the same for the dates. It came out perfect.

  3. Mary Busha says:

    Tried this recipe this morning. It is so good! I did take the liberty of adding a little cinnamon, but I’m sure it would be equally good without it. Thanks again!

  4. Do you know the calories in a serving of the granola?

    • No, I don’t. However, you can determine the total calories and calories per serving by plugging the ingredients into an online recipe program. I recommend using the one on http://www.myfitnesspal.com. It’s the one I use for my recipes. I didn’t think to add nutrition facts when I first started posting recipes. I wish I had! My newest recipes do contain that information, though.

  5. Swedberg says:

    If you have any of the calorie count and other nutrient count it would be beneficial to some.

  6. Can you use dried apricots or raisins instead of plums?


  7. Cassandra says:

    When processing, do I use the liquid too?