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Cranberry Almond and Cashew Granola Recipe

Make Your Own Granola

Did you know that granola is really easy to make? All you do is toss together a bunch of ingredients, stir, and bake. An hour later you'll have a healthy and delicious homemade breakfast or snack. It's so effortless that I've stopped buying granola at the store. Another thing that's great about making it yourself is that you get to select the ingredients. Doesn't it always seem like there's one item in grocery store granola that you don't like? Not so with homemade granola. If you hate raisins, simply don't put them in! To check out the recipe I use — remember it's a guide, so just follow the proportions and substitute your favorite nuts and dried fruit — keep reading.

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Cranberry Almond and Cashew Granola Recipe 2010-01-08 16:52:24

Ingredients

3 cups rolled oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup cashews
3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup dried cranberries

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt. Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans.
  4. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color.
  5. Remove from oven and transfer into a large bowl. Add dried cranberries and mix until evenly distributed.

Serves 6.


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LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 3 years
I've been wanting to do this for a while.  I'm going to try it.  After that, I'm going to start making my own protein/granola bars! Thanks for this quick starter recipe.. I'm sure I will tweak it a bit! ;)  
lizlee89 lizlee89 6 years
I just love this because I love granola but it usually has way too much sugar; almonds, which I don't like; and raisins, which I love but hurt my teeth. I can't wait to try this!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 6 years
omg I've so been wanting to know this! Thank you Yum!
LeslieLaFleur LeslieLaFleur 6 years
I adapted the recipes of Alton Brown and Lisa Fain (www.homesicktexan.com) and ended up with a yummy granola. also, i always add my cranberries after i pull the granola from the oven while it's still warm. And I add a half cup of dried milk. It just makes the granola taste more caramelly
Peggy1116 Peggy1116 6 years
I am going to try!!I love granola and this is super easy!!
Angelica Angelica 6 years
Making this TONIGHT! Thanks for the inspiration!
mommie mommie 6 years
Yes, I've been making my own granola also with baking time of only 20-25 minutes. I found overbaking makes the dried fruits too hard and they do not soften easily or at all. But, I tried your recipe made by someone else and it was good also. Probably adding the fruits later in the longer baking process will eliminate too hard fruit.
suziryder suziryder 6 years
Yummy! I've been craving granola lately, but haven't done anything about it. This recipe looks so good and easy to boot. I just need to get some cashews (because I loooove cashews!) and then I'll be all set! Woo!
girlA girlA 6 years
That looks great!
girlA girlA 6 years
That looks great!
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