Cranberry Granola

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.

Jars up nutty granola ready to be gifted

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.

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I love putting granola on my yogurt along with fresh fruit.

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jars of cranberry granola in jars on a wood table
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How to make cranberry granola


Pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Get a large mixing bowl and line a jelly roll pan with parchment sheets.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – pistachios, cashews, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pecans, shredded coconut and oats.

Pistachio, cashews, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, coconut, pecans and oats on a grey wood background

Step two

Add all the above ingredients to a mixing bowl.

Step three

Add maple syrup, olive oil and salt and mix it all together. I use a wonderful rubber spatula.

Step four

Transfer the oat mixture to the jelly roll pan and spread it out evenly.

All the granola ingredients mixed and on the pan covered with parchment paper

Step five

Bake the granola for 20 minutes.

Step six

Take the pan out of the oven and flip the granola and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

The granola baked and cooling on the table with some chocolate chips and cranberries in the background.

Step seven

Measure out the cranberries and chocolate bits.

Two measuring cups with cranberries and chocolate in them and the pan of granola in the background

Step seven

Wait 8 – 10 minutes before adding the chocolate bits.

Here they are poured on the granola.

Chocolate added to the granola on the pan ready to be mixed together

Step eight

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.

Step nine

Time to add the cranberries.

Chocolate mixed in the pan of granola and cranberries on top

You can see the clumps of chocolate in the granola. Doesn’t it look fabulous?

Step ten

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.

Close up of a jar filled with cranberry granola with the other jars in the background

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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Cranberry Granola

This cranberry chocolate granola has just the right amount of tartness and sweetness in it to make your taste buds sing!
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Breakfast
Keyword: cranberry chocolate granola
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10 cups
Calories: 450kcal


  • 3 cups oats (old fashioned)
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (pieces)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pecans (pieces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (or oil of your choice)
  • 1/4 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 and line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix oatmeal, coconut, salt, all the nuts and stir to combine
    3 cups oats, 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut, 1/2 cup pistachios, 1/2 cup cashews, 1/2 cup almonds, 1/2 cup walnuts, 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup pecans
  • Pour maple syrup vanilla and olive oil on the oatmeal mixture and mix with rubber spatula.
    1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 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 the granola around. Some of the chocolate will melt and others will stay whole.
    1 cup chocolate chips
  • Add cranberries and flip around.
    1 cup dried cranberries
  • Let cool until chocolate has hardened.
  • Jar and gift some
  • Enjoy the rest
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Serving: 1cup | Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. Are you kidding? The flavor combo of cranberry and chocolate is a killer, and I don’t have the self control that you have, I’d be drooling all over this!

  2. It is hard to beat the fact that nuts are incredibly healthy. And when you add cranberry it just makes the overall taste incredibly balanced too. Yum.

  3. I’ve never actually made my own granola before, but your gorgeous recipe and beautiful recipe has given me the push I needed! 🙂

  4. I’m always looking for a new granola recipe and this one looks amazing! Your photography is beautiful. I look forward to trying this out!

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