Maple-Nut Granola

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Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

Welcome to Claire's

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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Pure maple syrup gives this granola its delicious flavor. Please don’t be tempted by imitation maple syrup. It’s not even close in flavor or contents. Over the years, our granola has become so popular that we sell it “to go” for your snacks or breakfast at home.


  • 6 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup wheat germ
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons soybean or vegetable oil
  • ½ cup chopped dried figs
  • ½ cup chopped dried apple rings


  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F. In a bowl, combine the oats, walnuts, almonds, wheat germ, and cinnamon. In another bowl, whisk together the maple syrup and oil: pour this mixture over the oat mixture all at once. Toss well.
  2. Spread evenly in a shallow baking dish or on a cookie sheet. Bake for about 1½ hours, stirring every 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in the figs and apples. Continue baking about 30 minutes, until the mixture feels dry. Cool to room temperature. Store in a covered container at room temperature for up to 1 week.