Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Granola

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We love granola for breakfast. It is delicious when paired with Greek yogurt, served with almond milk and fresh fruit, or even just enjoyed plain!  Making homemade Cranberry Granola may sound a little intimidating, but it truly is quite easy. With just a little stirring and baking time, you can save quite a bit of money by not buying granola at the store.

The combinations for granola recipes are endless, but we really enjoy Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Granola in colder months. The color of the green pumpkin seeds and red cranberries truly get us in a festive mood!

Try Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Granola as part of a Sweet and Savory Parfait.

Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Granola

With a little time and patience, you can have your own homemade granola that is healthy and delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Condiment, Snack
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Holiday, Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian
Servings: 18 people
Calories: 189kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds raw
  • 1/2 cup flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup dried cranberries optional dried cherries, apricots or raisins

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, gently mix the oats, pumpkin seeds, flax, sesame and cinnamon. To this mixture add the honey, syrup, oil, and vanilla and stir until well-combined.
  • Spread the mixture on the baking sheets and cook for 60 -75 minutes. To achieve and even color on the granola while baking, stir every 15 minutes.
  • Remove granola and allow to cool before adding the dried cranberries. Store in an air-tight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.8g | Protein: 5.4g | Fat: 9.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Sodium: 5mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8.2g
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7

 

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2 Comments on "Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Granola"

  1. CeCe  August 5, 2018

    Sounds delish! How much sesame seed – no measure with amount listed. Thanks

    Reply
    • Nichole Furlong  August 9, 2018

      Thanks for catching that! We’ve updated the recipe and it should read 1/4 cup!

      Reply

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