Cranberry Nut Granola

The mix of dried fruit and nuts in this Cranberry Nut Granola recipe results in a tasty breakfast treat that is quick to put together, easy to customize, and much cheaper than what you will find in stores.

I had been craving some yogurt and granola for breakfast, but each time I was at the grocery store and looked at the options I became shocked by the prices that they were charging for such tiny bags of granola. I had made granola in the past, but it had been awhile and my recipe was stuck up in the loft from the water intrusion project on the back wall.

I didn’t want to pull all of the books back down out of the loft to get to the recipe so I decided to pull one together from memory and that is how this recipe came to be.

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Cranberry Nut Granola

Cranberry Nut Granola

The mix of the dried fruit and nuts in this granola recipe results in a tasty breakfast treat that is quick to put together, easy to customize, and much cheaper than what you will find in stores.
Course Breakfast
Servings 8


  • 1 Large Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Small Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper


  • 1 16 oz Jar Old Fashion Oats Approximately 5 cups
  • 1.5 Cups Pecans
  • ½ Cup Almond Slivers
  • 1 Cup Dried Cranberries
  • ¾-1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ Cup Coconut Oil Melted
  • ½ Cup Maple Syrup
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Honey Optional. Can be drizzled on top for extra crunchy clusters in the granola.


  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Line the baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In the large mixing bowl combine the first six ingredients and mix to combine. Set aside.
    Cranberry Nut Granola
  • In the small mixing bowl add the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir well.
  • Pour over the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and then mix until combined well.
  • Pour the mixture onto the lined baking sheet and press it down into the pan.
    Cranberry Nut Granola
  • Optional – Drizzle honey over the top of the oat mixture.
  • Bake for 21-24 minutes, stirring half way through the cooking time. Bake until golden brown.
    Cranberry Nut Granola
  • Remove the pan from the oven and allow the granola to cool on the pan.
    Cranberry Nut Granola
  • Once cool, break up the granola into bite size pieces and store in an air tight container.


  • This recipe is easy to customize by adding 1 cup of your favorite dried fruit and 2 cups of your favorite nuts and seeds. Feel free to mix and match any combination of them as long as you keep to the total amounts listed in the recipe.
  • The granola can be stored up to a week at room temperature and longer if refrigerated.

More ways to eat Cranberry Nut Granola

Granola and yogurt is a classic match, and my favorite way to eat it, but it is not the only way to enjoy this delicious treat. Try some of theses other suggests too!

  • Serve with milk like cereal
  • As a topping on vanilla ice cream
  • Topping in a smoothie bowl
  • Mixed into baked goods like muffins for an extra crunch
  • Add some to a gram cracker crust for additional texture and flavor
  • As a topping on pudding
  • To top off a sweet potato casserole
  • Use as a substitute for croutons in a salad

What is your favorite way to eat granola? Leave us a comment below and let us know.

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