Cranberry Orange Granola

December 4, 2017 by Jenny Melrose

This cranberry orange granola is super simple and delicious for breakfast or an easy snack and it’s perfect for a holiday brunch! Top off your favorite yogurt with this nutty, crunchy goodness and you’ll be serving your family a super healthy delicious breakfast and shhhhh….. they won’t be the wiser! 😉

Gotta love that right?

Homemade Cranberry Orange Granola Recipe

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Hey it’s Deb again from Bowl Me Over! I thought I’d stop by and share an easy and delicious recipe with you today. This one is super simple and perfect for this time of year – Homemade Cranberry Orange Granola. You’re going to ask yourself why you haven’t made it yourself sooner.

Cranberry orange Granola in Glass Food Storage Jars

No…. you say? You’ve never thought of making your own granola? You know I understand that, because I know you’re a busy person – I am too! Let me give you some reasons why you should make your own homemade cranberry orange granola…

  1. It’s easy…
  2. You have all of the ingredients on-hand…
  3. You control what goes into it, ensuring your family only receives the best ingredients!
  4. Making your own granola is much more affordable than buying it.
  5. It only takes about the same amount of time as making a batch of cookies
  6. This granola makes a great holiday gift!

Have I convinced you yet? I hope so!

You’ll start by measuring out the oats. Use the old fashioned-kind (not quick cook).

Chopping nuts for homemade cranberry orange granola

 

Add coconut and cranberries, chopped walnut and cashews.

Drizzle with the sauce and toss to coat.

Cranberry Orange Granola with Chopped Nuts and Sauce being Drizzled on top

Then simply spread it out on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven until it is browned. When it’s golden brown and toasted, simply remove it from the oven and allow it to cool completely. Break it into big chunks and store in a glass container. It also freezes really well.

Cranberry Orange Granola being broken into pieces

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Cranberry Orange Granola Recipe

This cranberry orange granola is super simple and delicious for breakfast or an easy snack and it's perfect for a holiday brunch!

Course Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Debra Clark of Bowl Me Over

Ingredients

  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats not quick cook
  • 1 cup shredded coconut sweetened
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup walnuts lightly chopped
  • 1/3 cup cashews lightly chopped
  • 1 orange zested
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325



  2. Using a large bowl combine the oats, cranberries and shredded coconut.


  3. Lightly chop the walnuts and cashews, add them to the bowl with the oats.


  4. Zest the orange, set aside


  5. Add the vegetable oil, honey, brown sugar and salt to a small saucepan on the stove. Place over medium heat.


  6. Warm this mixture until the brown sugar and salt dissolve, stirring often. Once it dissolves, remove from the heat and stir in the orange zest.


  7. Drizzle the mixture over the mixture in the bowl. Stir well and make sure every oat and nut is completely coated.


  8. Spread the mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread out into an even layer.


  9. Place in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the granola is golden brown.


  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Break into crunchy bits and store in a glass container. This freezes great and is also a terrific gift!

It’s that simple! Homemade Granola is 100 times better than store bought and I promise you, you’ll never purchase store bought again!

Souper Chef Deb

Debra Clark blogs over at Bowl Me Over where she shares her love of all things in a bowl! Soups, stews, salads, Buddha bowls, ice cream you name it! All are delicious and full of flavor. Most are quick, easy and healthy too!

You can also connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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