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Fruit ‘n’ Nut Granola

The combination of crunchy nuts and chewy fruit makes this granola a hit for breakfast or snacking. It's packed with lots of ingredients that taste great. —Sue Hochhalter-Broyles, Rapelje, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    7 cups


  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup chopped dried mixed fruit
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, milk powder, fruit, walnuts, wheat germ and cinnamon.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring brown sugar and water to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in oil and vanilla until mixed. Pour over oat mixture and toss to coat. Pour into a 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 275° for 35-45 minutes. Stir in raisins. Cool, stirring occasionally. Store in an airtight container.

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  • matthu
    Oct 8, 2015

    Great recipe! Reminds me of my time in Switzerland when I ate “muesli” everyday. I was having a hard time finding high quality local fruit and nuts until I found Bella Viva Orchards. They even pre-dice some of their best dried fruit!

  • mifediba
    Nov 30, 2012

    No comment left

  • preachermom
    Mar 18, 2012

    I have made this recipe several times, it is just a darn tasty recipe!

  • michelle_lozier
    Nov 30, 2009

    This is really easy - and fun - to make. Everyone I have served it to loves it!

  • born2bead
    Oct 15, 2009

    I also went to the cooking school where they made this granola and it says to bake for 1 1/2-2 hours and I completey burnt up my first batch. I now bake for only 1 hour although I think 45 min. should be plenty.

  • jenmaro
    Apr 2, 2009

    Note: This was shown in the Spring Cooking School and the time was 1 1/2 hours which burned the granola. I think the time listed here is the correct time and perhaps it would be good to stir a few times in the oven.