How to Make Cashew Coated Granola

by Sara Paul Raffel

If you like the taste of cashews, you will love this cashew coated granola!


  • ½ Cups Raw honey
  • ⅓ Cups Orange juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup Dry roasted salted cashews
  • 3 Cups Old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ Cups Slivered almondss
  • ⅛ Cups Walnuts, chopped
  • ½ Cups Dried apricots, chopped
  • ½ Cups Dried cherries
  • ½ Cups Dried cranberries
  • ½ Cups Coconut flakes
  • ½ Cups Pumpkin seeds, unsalted
  • A powerful blender or food processor
  • ¼ Cups Brown sugar
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.

    Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

    Step 3

    Juice an orange until you have 1/3 cup.

    Step 4

    Zest about a teaspoon of orange peel.

    Step 5

    Place the honey, orange juice and zest, brown sugar, vanilla and dry roasted cashews into a Vitamix (you can also use a food processor).

    Step 6

    Select variable 1, then turn the Vitamix on, and slowly increase speed to variable 10.

    Step 7

    Blend for about 30 seconds, or until smooth. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the container.

    Step 8

    Chop the walnuts. If you want the granola to have a more intense cashew flavor, sub the walnuts with whole or chopped cashews.

    Step 9

    Chop the dried apricots.

    Step 10

    In a large bowl, place the oats, almonds, apricots, walnuts, dried cherries, coconut flakes, dried cranberries, and pumpkin seeds.

    Step 11

    Stir to combine.

    Step 12

    Pour the cashew coating into the bowl.

    Step 13

    Stir well.

    Step 14

    Pour mixture into a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

    Step 15

    Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Be sure to stir every 10 minutes or so. The granola is done when it is lightly browned.

    Step 16

    Remove from the oven and let cool. Store in an airtight container.

    Step 17

    This recipe is from the Vitamix Create cookbook.