Apricot Almond Granola (No Bake)

by Lauren on February 24, 2012

Is it possible to make no-bake granola?  Is it when you attempt to make no-bake granola bars that amount to a pile of crumbly pieces.  This past weekend, I tried to make a batch of my Apricot Cherry Almond No-Bake Granola bars and well…..you get the picture. 


So while these didn't exactly come out in the bar form, I was determined to salvage a perfectly good batch of sticky oats and dried fruit and called it granola. 

Apricot Almond Granola (No Bake) 




  • 2 cups dry rolled oats
  • 1 cup brown rice cereal 
  • 2 tablespoons chia 
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed meal
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil 



 Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.  In a separate small bowl, combine wet ingredients.  Microwave for 30 seconds.  Add wet ingredients to dry and stir.  Place mixture in a shallow pan and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set.  

I store this in the fridge to avoid it from getting soggy.  If you like a chewy soft granola, this is for you.  So apparently not all of my cooking mishaps result in a total loss.  

It's always good to look at the glass half full and realize you can still make granola from granola bars.

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 24, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Mmmm!  I love when my kitchen "mis-haps" actually turn out, even if not in the way I originally planned. :)

EricA February 24, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Yum!! Great save

Caroline February 24, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Love the creativity!

Amanda @ Let Me Be What's Underneath February 24, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Have a great weekend, Lauren!!! :)

Clare February 24, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Love the sound of this!! Thanks for sharing :)

lynn @ the actor's diet February 24, 2012 at 10:56 pm

hold the phone.  microwave.  and preserves?  i have never seen such a thing! you have blown my mind.

Lauren February 25, 2012 at 7:53 am

Haha, I try! :)

Emily February 25, 2012 at 1:20 am

I love that you found a way to turn a "failed" recipe into a successful one! Even if it wasn't what you intended. This sounds delicious! 
And you used a microwave which is just…brilliant. 

Lauren @ What Lauren Likes February 25, 2012 at 7:49 am

Love it! I've never had apricot in granola before!!

Lauren February 25, 2012 at 7:53 am

It’s one of my favorite add-in’s!

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather February 25, 2012 at 9:51 am

I love that you just stick it in the fridge!  No need to worry about it burning in the oven!  Have a great one lady :)

Jill February 26, 2012 at 9:44 am

This is unrelated , but I know you are going through some personal things (and I have no idea), but thought this blog might be of interest to you (or not…just a thought)… her last 5-6 posts talk about it I think : http://runforfun-stephanie.blogspot.com/2012/02/redefining-health.html

Lauren February 26, 2012 at 10:51 am

Thanks Jill. I will check it out.

Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] February 29, 2012 at 10:20 pm

yummm, this sounds great!

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