Front view of homemade granola with cashews and cardamom.

Homemade Granola with Cashew and Cardamom

Delicious homemade granola that is so aromatic with cardamom and clumpy with chunks of cashews. It tastes heavenly and is so healthy. Enjoy this chunky breakfast with milk and fresh fruit. This simple and easy granola recipe using maple syrup makes an excellent homemade gift that will be loved by all.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Granola recipe, Homemade Granola, Muesli
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 (one serving = 1/2 cup)
Calories 245kcal
Author Roxana Begum, PhD, RD


  • cups rolled oats old fashioned
  • cups nuts (2/3 cashew halves, 1/3 chopped almonds)
  • 1/2 cup seeds pumpkin, sunflower, hemp etc
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes dried
  • 2/3 cup dried fruit (raisins, sultanas, dates, prunes, dried apples)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup olive oil light
  • 2 egg whites whisked
  • tsp green cardamom ground, fresh
  • 1 big pinch salt


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet that is about 15 x 12 inches with parchment paper. Take all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Whisk the wet ingredients and add to the dry ingredients and combine very well. You may use your hands or utensils that will help you combine it really well.
  • Transfer the mixture to the baking sheet and spread it into an even layer. Compact it by pressing down the mixture using your palms or a wide spatula.
  • Bake it for about 40 minutes until lightly toasted and aromatic.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Break it up into smaller clumps and store it in an airtight container.
  • Granola keeps well for at least 3 to 4 weeks. It can be frozen for up to three months in a freezer safe bag. You may use vacuum sealed bags for better storage. Thaw the granola before serving.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.8mg