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.

15 thoughts on “Apricot Almond Granola (No Bake)”

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

  2. EricA says:

    Yum!! Great save

  3. Caroline says:

    Love the creativity!

  4. Have a great weekend, Lauren!!! 🙂

  5. Clare says:

    Love the sound of this!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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

    1. Lauren says:

      Haha, I try! 🙂

  7. Emily says:

    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. 

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

    1. Lauren says:

      It’s one of my favorite add-in’s!

  9. 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 🙂

  10. Jill says:

    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

    1. Lauren says:

      Thanks Jill. I will check it out.

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