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California Almond Granola

California Almond Granola


  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup whole natural almonds 
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds 
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins



Heat oven 350 F. Coat baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray. In heavy, 3-quart saucepan over low heat, mix sugar, honey, sesame oil, cinnamon, vanilla and almond extract. Stir and cook just until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Mix in oats and sesame seeds to coat completely. Spread evenly on baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Stir, then sprinkle whole and sliced almonds on top. Bake 10 minutes to toast almonds. Cool in pan, then mix with cranberries and raisins in large bowl. Store airtight.

Serving tips:

  • Top with creamy yogurt instead of milk.
  • Top with your favorite fresh fruit.
  • Make a quick cobbler by topping fresh fruit with granola and baking.

Nutritional Analysis

Per serving for 9 servings:

Calories 225
Fat 9g
Saturated 1g
Monounsaturated 4.4g
Polyunsaturated 2.9g
Carbohydrate 34g
Protein 6g
Cholesterol 0mg
Fiber 4g
Calcium 91mg
Magnesium 73mg
Potassium 4mg
Sodium 218mg
Vitamin E 2.6mg*

*Total Alpha-Tocopherol Equivalents

Courtesy of the Almond Board of California