Pecan Cranberry Granola

2 Jan 2014

Pecan Cranberry Granola

This pecan cranberry granola is one of my favorite granola recipes! It has everything you want: sweet, salty, crunchy.. and delicious.

Pecan Cranberry Granola


I don't really want to admit this, but this is the first time I have made granola. Ever. If that didn't elicit a gasp from you, than you don't know what my pantry looks like (but in my opinion, you wouldn't want to see my pantry).

If you lived in my house and saw the amount of granola I consume, you would be appalled at my not taking the time to make it. But to tell you the truth, it actually never occurred to me to make it at home.



Pecan Cranberry Granola


UNTIL NOW! Which is crazy. I mean, I make pretty much everything from scratch: I don't remember the last time I bought cookies. Unless I'm feeling fancy and buy cookies to put INSIDE of cookies that I am making from scratch. (*cough* chocolate chip oreo cookies *cough**cough*)

But after making my own granola, I don't think I'm ever going to buy it ever again.


Pecan Cranberry Granola


This granola was fantastic! I usually sprinkle some granola on top of a bowl of yogurt, but this granola was practically shoved into my mouth at all times of the day. Sometimes I would pour myself a glass of water, and just add a whole bunch of granola to it. Because... why not?


Pecan Cranberry Granola


I almost don't ever want to experiment with making another granola recipe, this one is too good. So if your New Years resolution was to make more food from scratch, you should definitely start with this granola.


Pecan Cranberry Granola



Pecan Cranberry Granola
printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 3 cups oat
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300˚F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, pecans, sugar, cinnamon and salt and stir to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the honey, oil and vanilla until fully combined. Pour over the oat mixture until the oats are thoroughly coated.
  4. On a baking sheet, spread the mixture in a thin, even layer. Bake for 15 minutes, stir and bake for another 5-15 minutes.
  5. Place the baking sheet on a wire racks to cool, around 20 minutes.
  6. Add in the cranberries and toss to combine. Store the granola in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.



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19 comments:

  1. I love homemade granola! Now that you've tried homemade, you won't want to go back to the store-bought :-) I make granola almost every Sunday for the upcoming week. This version looks delicious!

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  2. Homemade granola sounds like a great idea, and this recipe looks delicious!

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  3. Delicious! Happy New Year to You!

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  4. I wish to you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! This granola is perfect!

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  5. Homemade granola sounds good ! You can add anything you fancy while making it and I'll say add chocolate chips in there lol

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  6. Love your granola! Wishing you a happy new year, Cathleen.

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  7. Cranberries are of my favorite berries.. they go so well with all kind of nuts!

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  8. I've...never made granola. WHAT?! Seriously, it's crazy. Need to get on it.

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  9. Homemade granola is the best! Looks delicious girl! Love the cranberries :)

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  10. the best thing about homemade granola is we can put in what we want :) happy new year to you, cathleen!

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  11. Cathleen....I love granola and put it on my yogurt every day! But I've not made my own until very recently. Like you...I have bags of it in my pantry. But nothing beats home made and this looks fabulous (I love cranberries in my granola)!

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  12. I have to admit I never made granola either. Until last month when I tried a great recipe. I've now made it 4 times and that doesn't include doubling it! This looks awesome!

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  13. I love granola home made ..Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. I love homemade granola! Thanks for sharing your version and thanks for sharing at the Blog Strut! Can't wait to see what you bring next week!
    Cathy
    APeekIntoMyParadise.com

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  15. I've only started making my own granola few years ago too and never looked back. I mean nothing can compare to the homemade thing!

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  16. Oh my! I gasped lol! I eat so much granola I had to start making mine. This looks so delicious. I am glad you started making yours. Now you will be addicted

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  17. I've never made granola and I am actually looking for my first recipe to try - this looks like a good one ;-)

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