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5 from 3 votes

Chunky Cashew, Almond and Ginger Granola

Inspired by Trader Joe's Just the Cluster Cashew, Almond, and Ginger Granola and these amazing granola guidelines from BuzzFeed. Makes about 8 cups.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: brunch, nuts, toppings
Author: Suzanne Cowden


  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cups raw cashews coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cups raw almonds slivers
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 egg white whisked until frothy
  • 1 cup chopped crystallized ginger


  • Preheat oven to 300ยบ F.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Mix together oats, nuts, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and cardamom in a large bowl.
  • Add maple syrup, olive oil, and egg white to the dry ingredients. Stir well to combine.
  • Spread the mixture on the prepared baking sheet and bake without stirring until deep golden brown and fragrant, about 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Allow the granola to cool completely in the pan -- it will crisp up as it cools.
  • Once cool, break the granola into chunks with your fingers and mix in crystallized ginger.
  • Store in an airtight container.