Pistachio Granola Recipe

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After a search for the perfect granola, I found this recipe and tweaked it just a little for my taste. Enjoy it as a crunchy topping on your yogurt or give it away as a thoughtful homemade gift. —Candy Summerhill, Alexander, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup Cheerios
  • 2/3 cup pistachios, chopped
  • 2/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup dried apples, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 233 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, toast oats over medium heat until golden brown. Remove and set aside. In the same skillet, cook and stir brown sugar and apple cider over medium-low heat until brown sugar is dissolved, about 1-2 minutes. Add cinnamon and salt; stir to combine.
  2. Stir in the cereal, pistachios, fruits, sunflower kernels and reserved oats until coated. Cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 6 cups.
Originally published as Pistachio Granola in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2012, p86

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