Soft and Chewy Granola (aka~ The Best Mistake I Ever Made)

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My friends I’ve shared this recipe with also know this one as “the best mistake I ever made”! In an attempt to make my own granola bars, I may have altered a few of the ingredients this way and that which prevented the ingredients to hold together well into a bar, but did it ever make a great crumble mixture!! Which today, I make once a month and hold in the fridge as my granola. A great fridge staple to have with yogurt as a snack, added to cereal, or enjoy on its own!

Serves: 18, -Cup portions


  • ½ Cup Unsalted dry roasted pumpkin seeds
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Dry roasted sunflower seeds
  • ½ Cup Lightly salted cashews, chopped
  • 1 ½ Cups Large Flake Oats
  • ⅓ Cup Dried apricots, chopped
  • ⅓ Cup Dried Cherries, chopped
  • ⅓ Cup Dried Rasins, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • ¾ Cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • ¼ Cup Honey


  1. Mix the first 8 ingredients into a bowl.
  2. In a larger microwaveable bowl, add the peanut butter and honey. Microwave for about 15-30 seconds (depending on the intensity of your microwave), so that the ingredients mix together well with a spoon.
  3. Once the peanut butter and honey are well mixed, pour the oat mixture into the peanut butter and honey mixture, stirring well until everything mixes together.
  4. Place the mixture into the refrigerate for 20 minutes or up to a day (if you’re not in a rush to eat it)!
  5. Once ready, remove the bowl from the fridge and break it apart with a spoon. Place in a large container and keep in the fridge to keep fresh.

You can choose whichever dried fruit you would like to use. I use these three because I like the combination and often have them all on hand! Try dried apples, figs, Gogi berries or whatever you’d like.

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