Quick & Easy|Snacks

Cranberry Pecan Granola

LevelEasy
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cups raw pecans
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup honey see notes
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside for now.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, pecans, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Add the olive oil, honey, and vanilla. Stir until well-combined so that all the oats and nuts are coated.
  • Pour the mixture on the prepared baking sheet. Place in the oven and cook for 18-23 minutes, stirring once halfway through. The granola is done when it is a light golden-brown color and no longer wet (it may feel slightly tacky, though, this is normal and it will crisp up as it cools).
  • Remove the granola from the oven and let cool undisturbed on the pan, until completely cool (around an hour). Mix in the dried cranberries.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1-2 weeks. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Using ⅓ cup honey makes a lightly sweetened granola. If you prefer a sweeter recipe, add another 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey. (Using more sweetener will also make for a “chunkier” granola, if that’s what you prefer).
  • You can substitute maple syrup for the honey to make this vegan-friendly.

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 55mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 15g