Spiced Papaya-Cranberry Granola

Turmeric in granola?! Who would've thought? Author and blogger, Nik Sharma, for one. The granola recipe still has all the sweetness and crunch you'd expect, but a few less common ingredients will have folks coming back for bite after bite to figure out what that flavor is.

spiced papaya-cranberry granola
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
4 cups


  • 2 cup regular rolled oats

  • ½ cup dried cranberries

  • ½ cup dried papaya

  • ½ cup chopped pistachios

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or cashews

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt

  • ½ cup maple syrup

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl mix together oats, cranberries, papaya, pistachios, walnuts, ginger, turmeric, and salt. In a small bowl whisk together maple syrup, oil, and vinegar. Drizzle over oat mixture; stir to coat.

  2. Spread mixture on the baking sheet in a single layer. Let stand 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 300°F. Bake 45 minutes or until toasted, stirring every 10 minutes.

  3. Let cool. Store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks. Serves 16.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

192 Calories
12g Fat
21g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 192
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 126mg 3%
Folate, total 10mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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