This cranberry granola recipe is so fabulous that you are going to want to snack on it all day long. You’ll have to hide it away so you don’t eat it all in one day! But that’s not all, it’s a perfect gift around the holidays.
The tangy taste of cranberries paired with the crunchy texture of lots of nuts and chocolate bits is what makes this granola fabulous.
I wish I could eat granola every day. I go through weeks where I do eat it one day after another, but even though it has tons of proteins in it, it’s also high caloric. But a few handfuls every once in a while is perfectly acceptable.
I love putting granola on my yogurt along with fresh fruit.
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How to make cranberry granola
Gather the ingredients – pistachios, cashews, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pecans, shredded coconut and oats.
Add all the above ingredients to a mixing bowl.
Add maple syrup, olive oil and salt and mix it all together. I use a wonderful rubber spatula.
Transfer the oat mixture to the jelly roll pan and spread it out evenly.
Bake the granola for 20 minutes.
Take the pan out of the oven and flip the granola and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Measure out the cranberries and chocolate bits.
Wait 8 – 10 minutes before adding the chocolate bits.
Here they are poured on the granola.
Take a metal spatula and mix the chocolate chips through the granola. You want to let half of the chips melt and rest of them to stay whole.
Time to add the cranberries.
You can see the clumps of chocolate in the granola. Doesn’t it look fabulous?
Mix the cranberries through the granola.
I wait for it cool and let the chocolate bits harden. By this time, I’m a drooling mass of anticipation. I can’t WAIT to eat it!
All you need to do to prepare the granola for gifting is jar it up, stick a bow on it and the recipients will love you forever.
I need a closer view.
I hope you enjoy this chocolate cranberry granola.
What kind of granola do you love to eat? Leave me a comment as I’d love to know!
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- 3 cups oats old fashioned
- ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- ½ cup pistachios
- ½ cup cashews
- ½ cup almonds
- ½ cup walnuts pieces
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup pecans pieces
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup olive oil or oil of your choice
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup chocolate chips big, I use ghirardelli 60%
- Pre-heat oven 325 degrees Fahrenheit
- Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper
- In a large bowl, mix oatmeal, coconut, salt, all the nuts and stir to combine
- Pour maple syrup and olive oil on oatmeal mixture and mix with rubber spatula
- Pour and spread on pan
- Bake for 20 minutes
- Take out and flip granola over and bake for an additional 10 minutes
- Wait up to 10 minutes and add chocolate chips and flip granola around. Some of the chocolate will melt and others will stay whole
- Add cranberries and flip around
- Let cool until chocolate has hardened
- Jar and gift some
- Enjoy the rest