White Chocolate Cranberry Nut Granola (a.k.a…my favorite granola ever!!)

Right now I am on what my school district calls “mid-winter break.” While I would love to be on a tropical vacation for this lovely week off, I am just as happy to have time to visit with people that I love, clean, nap on the couch with my pup, and cook. I don’t know what to say about this granola, besides that I think it is my favorite one yet. It is a delicious combo of pumpkin seeds, toastedĀ almonds, crunchy clusters of oats, tart cranberries, and decadent white chocolate. Here’s how you make it.

Combine oats, pumpkin seeds, and almonds.

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Heat up brown sugar, oil, and vanilla. Combine the oats with the sugar mixture. Lightly beat an egg and mix it in. Spread onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping once halfway through.

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Mix cranberries and white chocolate with the warm granola.

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Let cool, and dig in…just a warning, you may not be able to stop eating this one.

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats (not quick cook)
  • 1 cup raw sliced almonds
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 4 oz. white chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola coconut oil blend (I like Spectrum)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp course sea salt
  • 1 beaten egg

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine oats, pumpkin seeds, and almonds.
  • In a small saucepan, combine oil, brown sugar, and vanilla. Heat until the sugar is melted. Do not let it come to a boil. It will appear separated.
  • Pour the oil sugar mixture into the oat mixture. Stir really well to coat everything.
  • Lightly beat and egg and pour it into the granola mixture. Stir until it is mixed in. This will help make big clumps of granola.
  • Pour the mixture onto the lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, gently flip the granola, and bake for another 15 minutes (total 30 minute baking time).
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle on cranberries, and gently mix them in with the warm granola.
  • Sprinkle the white chocolate pieces all over the top. Gently stir so that everything is coated with chocolate, and sprinkle on the sea salt.
  • Cool completely. You can put it in the fridge to cool it down faster.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Enjoy!

Jess

2 thoughts on “White Chocolate Cranberry Nut Granola (a.k.a…my favorite granola ever!!)

  1. pamkellstrom says:

    This is so much healthier than the breakfast cereal that comes in a box! IMHO box cereal is about as nutritious as the box it comes in. Making your own is so smart.

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