Maple cardamom granola in a glass jar

Maple Cardamom Granola

  • Author: Carla
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 16
  • Total Time: 21 minutes


This simple maple cardamom granola made with cranberries, pecans, oats and a hint of orange is great for breakfast, snacking and makes a great holiday gift.


  • 1 ½ C. Oats
  • ½ C. Dried Cranberries
  • 1 C. Toasted Pecans
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • 4 T. Maple Syrup
  • 1 t. Vanilla Extract
  • ½ t. Cardamom
  • ¼ C. Cashew Butter


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, blend cashew butter and maple syrup until smooth.
  3. Add cardamom and vanilla.
  4. Add oats and slowly incorporate into mixture.
  5. Smooth onto greased baking sheet sprayed with coconut oil.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes then remove & break up big pieces and stir around and bake again for an additional 8 minutes.
  7. Cool completely (will become more crunchy as it cools).
  8. Toss with pecans and cranberries.
  9. Add orange zest and toss until well combined.
  10. Enjoy!


  • This makes a great gift, especially for the holidays. Place in a jar with a decorative label and enjoy giving a gift from the heart.