This and that: Dried Cranberry Granola

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dried Cranberry Granola

I love Granola  and have been wanting to make it for a long time... So when I saw this recipe on our Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party, submitted by White Lights on Wednesday, I just knew that I had to make it.  I think I made it the day after she linked it up... and it is just about gone... oh! it is so yummy and good for you.  A great snack!

Dried Cranberry Granola

Dried Cranberry Granola
recipe adapted from Coconut Cranberry Granola
3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup flax seeds
1 cup dried cranberries
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp all-spice
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
1/2 cup honey

Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with baking mat or parchment paper.  (I used only one large but I suggest to use two as the edges of my granola got very crispy).
In a large bowl combine rolled, oats, coconut, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, cranberries, cinnamon, all-spice and salt.  Mix well.
In a separate microwave bowl, add coconut oil and honey.  Microwave on high for 30 seconds and stir.  Continue this process until heated.  Whisk thoroughly to combine and pour over dried mixture.  Stir well until honey/oil mixture is mixed well with dry ingredients.
Pour mixture on cookie sheets and spread evenly.
Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes.  I rotated my pan every 10 minutes so there was more even baking.
Let cool and break into pieces and enjoy.

*This recipe was very good and I can envision many additions to as I continue to make it... almonds will go into my next batch and probably more cranberries or maybe some raisins...

dry mixture

adding oil and honey

cooling granola after baking for 30 minutes.

Break granola into pieces and enjoy!
Thanks White Lights on Wednesday for submitting this wonderful recipe.  I am going to have fun coming up with new ingredients and flavours for my next baking of this recipe.  I am thinking sliced almonds, more cranberries and maybe some dried fruits.  The possibilities are endless.

Remember to join us again this week for another Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party.  There are always great recipes linked up from some great foodie bloggers like this one.  It is a great place to get your weeks menu planned... there is a little something for everyone and if you link up your recipe you have an opportunity to win some great giveaways... This week one recipe will win a custom made spoon from Miss Macie.
           til next time <3 <3<3  Marlys       

This recipe is linked : Sunday Sweet Confessions    


  1. I love granola + this sounds absolutely delicious! It would be wonderful on top of some vanilla yogurt or greek yogurt, too. yum!


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