Cranberry Almond Granola

RECIPE

Do you love granola? Great, me too! 

Yogurt with berries and granola, or granola with your favorite milk/nut milk is a nutritious breakfast or a great snack. Not only is it filling and good for you, but homemade granola is also made with pantry staples and makes a great gift.

The recipe is simple and tasty. It is crunchy and slightly sweet, but the best part is that it is totally customizable. You can use this recipe as a base and add your own mix-ins, or even eliminate some of the ingredients for a simple cereal.

The whole grain oats (gluten-free if you prefer) are a great whole grain source of soluble fiber, and the almonds provide monounsaturated fat, fiber and some protein. Maple syrup is an ideal natural sweetener, and the cinnamon adds a nice warmth. Also, don’t skip the salt! A little bit goes a long way, and it helps to bring out the sweetness from the maple syrup.

Layering this granola with fresh fruit and yogurt makes a delicious parfait.

You can also serve with your milk of choice or just eat it by the handful! This recipe is IBS and Low-FODMAP friendly and can easily be made acid reflux and GERD friendly by removing the cinnamon, if that is your dietary trigger. I hope you enjoy it!

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Cranberry Almond Granola

Servings: 15

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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup craisins
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 F
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Arrange rack to the center of the oven
  4. Wisk together the maple syrup, cinnamon and salt
  5. Add oats and almonds to the syrup mixed. Don’t worry if you are slightly over or slightly under on the measurements. Granola is forgiving!
  6. Mix to combine and coat well
  7. Spread the oats evenly on the prepared baking sheet with parchment paper
  8. Spread evenly and flatten so it all cooks evenly
  9. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through
  10. Granola is ready when the oats and almonds are browned. It might feel wet coming out of the oven but will continue to dry as it cools.
  11. Transfer baking sheet to a cooling rack and add the craisins
  12. Stir to combine, flatten and let sit for 10-20 minutes to cool
  13. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Serving Per Recipe: 15

Amount Per Serving
Calories 160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 11g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: