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Sweet and Salty Granola

Almost Crack Granola

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 5-6 Cups 1x
  • Category: Breakfast/Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


This amazing sweet and salty, almost crack granola comes from the best restaurant in the world. Sweet and salty makes this incredibly addicting!


  • 2 3/4 c oats
  • 1 c nuts (I use sliced almonds)
  • 1/3 c pepitas or green pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 c chia seeds
  • 23 t coarse kosher salt (I use Morton’s) Do not use table salt. It will be way too salty!
  • 1/3 c brown sugar
  • 1/3 c maple syrup
  • 1/3 c olive oil
  • 1/2 c sliced dried apricots
  • 1/2 c dried cherries
  • 1/2 c golden or dark raisins


  • Preheat oven to 300.
  • Stir oats, nuts, pepitas, chia seeds and salt in a large bowl.
  • Heat brown sugar, maple syrup, and olive oil in a large measuring cup in microwave for about 1 minute or until the sugar dissolves. Pour over oat mixture in mixing bowl and stir well.
  • Place on a parchment lined 15 x 10 jelly roll pan and pat into one layer. Bake at 300 for about 30-40 minutes, stirring as necessary until light to dark gold, (your choice) however the less you stir the more clusters this will make. When baked to your liking, remove from oven.
Sprinkle and lightly press dried fruit on top of granola but do not stir it in. Wait until this cools and then break into pieces while mixing in fruit.
Feel free to mix up your fruit/nut combo. The original recipe also contains coconut flakes. Imagine that with macadamias and dried pineapple. Hmm. Time for a new batch!