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Ellie Krieger’s Nutty Granola

Ellie Krieger’s Nutty Granola

How could you resist a bowl of goodness like this?

I don’t usually get excited about granola when I see it bagged in the store. When I read the ingredients, something always stands out as not so good and I am disappointed. I have found a few favorites, however, I really can’t see myself buying anymore after making the easiest batch of granola ever. This stuff is good. Real good.

I have made Barefoot Contessa’s Granola before and have loved it too. But it has a lot of ingredients, and oil, so it’s not something I tend to make often. This granola is simple, and I truly believe that simple is usually the best.

Ellie Krieger’s Nutty Granola

This Nutty Granola was chosen by Leslie at Lethally Delicious for the Craving Ellie in my Belly group. I just joined the group and this was the perfect first recipe! I made a few minor adjustments…I left out the cinnamon, only because I didn’t have any, and added some vanilla. I also subbed raw cashews for walnuts because they are what I had on hand. My kitchen smelled so good this afternoon. Even my son came in and said “Mom, what is that yummy smell?” So good mommy spooned some fresh granola into a small bowl and said “Snack.” So we snacked. 😉


Ellie Krieger’s Nutty Granola(I enjoy my granola sprinkled over a bowl of fresh mixed berries and Stoneyfield lowfat plain yogurt…)


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Ellie Krieger’s Nutty Granola


  • Cooking Spray
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped raw, unsalted walnuts (used raw cashews instead)
  • 1/2 cup chopped unsalted almonds (used sliced)
  • 1/2 cup chopped unsalted pecans
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (I reduced it to 1/4 cup, and added 1/4 cup agave nectar)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (didn't have any so I subbed 1 tsp vanilla)
  • 1/2 cup raisins, optional (didn't include these)


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the oats, nuts, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon and the raisins, if using. Spread the mixture onto the baking sheet and bake until golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Transfer the sheet to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

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Ellie Krieger’s Nutty Granola



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35 Responses to “Ellie Krieger’s Nutty Granola”

  1. Erica posted February 19, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Looks great! I am a huge fan of homemade granola- so easy and inexpensive to make (in comparison to the store bought version). I make it pretty much every week now!

  2. applecrumbles posted February 19, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Looks great! We loved our Nutty Granola as well… and I’m still eating it everytime I pass by it! Oh stop me!

  3. Pamela posted February 19, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Yum! Great pictures, Aggie! And WELCOME to CEiMB. :o) I really enjoyed the granola and the fact that it really was so simple. Next time I make it, I will definitely be keeping a much closer eye on the oven.

  4. Megan posted February 19, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Beautiful pictures! This looks delicious!!

  5. Barbara Bakes posted February 19, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Wow what great pictures! Makes me hungry just looking at them!

  6. Peggy posted February 19, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Yum, it looks great with those strawberries! This was the best recipe! I enjoy baking with you each week. You are very creative!

  7. HoneyB posted February 19, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Looks SOOO Good! Of course, I love granola!

  8. Cathy posted February 19, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Yum! LOVE your subs, Aggie! I bet that this was great with vanilla. I adore this recipe. Love that there is no added fat in it. I did not miss oil AT ALL. I’m with you – I don’t think I’ll ever buy granola again!

    I am SO excited that you’ll be doing CEIMB on Thursdays!!!

  9. Sara posted February 19, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Welcome to the group! Nice job on the granola, it did smell wonderful. It looks so good with all that fresh fruit, too.

  10. Maria posted February 19, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Homemade granola with berries and yogurt…one of my favorite treats!! Nice job on this one!

  11. Sara posted February 19, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    This looks great! I love Ellie Krieger’s recipes. Her Museli recipe is delicious. Can’t wait to make this granola.

  12. Mary Ann posted February 19, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    It looks delicious! I am so glad you joined this group. This granola was definitely a great way to start it off!

  13. Pam posted February 19, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    You just can’t beat homemade granola – it looks delicious.

  14. Jessica posted February 19, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Your photos are stunning! Glad you joined our group.

  15. Lisa posted February 19, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    I love granola but don’t like buying it becazuse it is loaded with sugar. I am going to try this soon. Have never made homemade before.

  16. biz319 posted February 19, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    I love homemade granola – the store bought ones are always so salty to me!

  17. Leslie posted February 19, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Mmm…granola and fresh berries on top of yogurt? Hold me back!

    Welcome to CEiMB! I love the tweaks you made (Ellie’s recipe is so versatile). Thanks for cooking with me this week!

  18. Bob posted February 19, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Man, I haven’t had a good granola in forever. I need to remedy that! This looks great. 🙂

  19. Amy posted February 19, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    I LOVE granola! Can’t wait to try this one!

  20. Bridgett posted February 20, 2009 at 5:18 am

    Ellie has such great, flavorful recipes that you forget they are good for you! The granola looks delicious!

  21. Katherine Aucoin posted February 20, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    The granola looks wonderful and I bet it’s pack full of wonderful flavors too.

  22. Netts Nook posted February 20, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Granola looks like an all day treat can’t wait.

  23. What's for Supper? posted February 20, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Yours looks so good. You have an amazing blog as well.

  24. Dawn posted February 20, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    that actually does look really good. I’m always afraid to try granola from a box too.
    love the berries in there! why can’t we get berries like that?

  25. leanne posted February 20, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Your granola looks delicious. The picture are awesome. I loved it – way too much. I was addicted to it.

  26. Sharon posted February 21, 2009 at 5:11 am

    With as much granola as we go through in our house, it’s about time I make some homemade stuff! Lovely photos, too!

  27. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen posted February 21, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Nice, Aggie! I have always wanted to make granola, but have never gotten around to it! This looks beautiful!

  28. Leslie posted February 22, 2009 at 3:11 am

    mmmm..looks super tummy and easy. I have found the Bare Naked Brand of granola is delish

  29. Girl Japan posted February 22, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Oh this looks so darn inviting, I love Granola, yummie Aggie, nuts too. Spot on, spot on!

    Fabulous snaps too!

  30. Varsha Vipins posted February 23, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Woah..wat a lovely thing to have..any time..loved those clicks..Granola’s are always a healthy n yummy choice..:)
    First time here Aggie..I saw so many lovely things around..:)

  31. Carrian posted February 23, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    We love love love homemade granola. We like it with yogurt and fruit in the morning after a workout. YUM!

  32. Mama Chicken posted February 24, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Granola makes me happy. Especially when it isn’t loaded with sugar and fat. Awesome recipe.

  33. daisy posted May 17, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    what is a serving size for the granola. Really trying to watch my proportions.


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