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Berry Maple Granola

berry maple granola
  • (2/3 cup) frozen unsweetened apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • (1/2 cup) maple syrup
  • (1/3 cup) almond oil, or canola oil
  • (1/4 cup) packed dark brown sugar
  • (1 Tbsp.) ground cinnamon
  • (1/2 tsp.) salt, or to taste
  • (5 cups) rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
  • (1 cup) toasted wheat germ
  • (1 cup) whole almonds, coarsely chopped
  • (1/2 cup) sunflower seeds
  • (1 cup) dried cranberries, divided

Berry Maple Granola

Dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, almonds and oats with a sticky-sweet maple coating.

Preparation Time
About 15 minutes
Cook Time
About 35 minutes


  1. 1Place oven racks in top and bottom positions, then preheat oven to 325°F. Spray 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. 2Place a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add apple juice, maple syrup, oil and brown sugar, whisk to combine.
  3. 3Allow to simmer, stirring every few minutes, then take off the heat and add cinnamon and salt.
  4. 4In a large bowl, combine oats, wheat germ, almonds and sunflower seeds. Add juice and toss. Divide evenly between baking sheets and spread into even layers.

  5. 5Bake 15 minutes, stirring halfway through and switching placement. Bake another 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks, add 1/2 cup cranberries to each mixture. Serve when cool.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 262
  • Total Fat 11 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 37 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 67 mg
  • Fiber 5 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Breakfast

Recipe Subcategory: Miscellaneous

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Peanuts

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.