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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 179.2
  • Total Fat: 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 56.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g

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Cranberry Coconut Granola

Submitted by: GUEST_CHEF
Cranberry Coconut Granola

Introduction

For me, there are few aromas as enticing or welcoming as homemade granola baking in the oven! For me, there are few aromas as enticing or welcoming as homemade granola baking in the oven!
Number of Servings: 24

Ingredients

    5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
    1 cup wheat germ
    1/2 cup flaxseed meal (ground flaxseeds)
    1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
    1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
    1/2 cup raw almonds
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    1/2 cup extra virgin, unrefined coconut oil
    1/2 cup raw honey (or 1/4 cup raw honey plus 1/4 cup maple syrup)
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/4 teaspoon almond extract
    1/2 cup boiling water
    1/2 cup dried cranberries

Directions

For me, there are few aromas as enticing or welcoming as homemade granola baking in the oven—toasted oats and nuts, warm cinnamon, vanilla, honey, and, here, a hint of coconut . . . irresistible. This healthful recipe is packed with wholesome ingredients, comes together easily, and makes a big enough batch to last weeks. Feel free to swap out the almonds and cranberries for your favorite nuts and dried fruit. Enjoy it with yogurt or milk for an ideal breakfast, or sprinkled over roasted fruit with a dollop of unsweetened or naturally sweetened whipped cream for a delicious dessert.—Nicole Sizemore


1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, wheat germ, flaxseed meal, shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, almonds, cinnamon, and salt.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the coconut oil, honey (or honey and maple syrup), vanilla extract, almond extract, and boiling water. Whisk until ingredients are well combined.

3. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry mixture and stir until all the dry ingredients are evenly coated. Spread the mixture onto one large (or two small) rimmed baking sheet(s) and bake for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, until toasted and golden. Cool completely, then stir in cranberries. Store the granola at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

Reprinted with permission from Green Market Baking Book © 2011 by Laura C. Martin. Recipe by Nicole Sizemore.


Serving Size: makes 24 (1/3 cup) servings

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GUEST_CHEF.





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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This makes a lot of granola! I had a little on my plain yogurt today. Very yummy. At first I thought it wasn't sweet enough, but the more I try it, the more I like it....Oh oh. - 5/15/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love it only I used apricots not cranberries!! - 3/9/12

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  • 3 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I have to ask - why do you add salt? With all the other ingredients for flavor, I wouldn't think salt is necessary. When I make oatmeal for breakfast I never use salt, just ground 2 TBSP flax meal, 1 TBSP unsweetened shredded coconut & 1 tsp agave nectar to sweeten & it tastes great. - 5/10/12

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    yummmmmm ..love this . easy to make . little time and then eat . - 2/29/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm not a coconut person, but this smells and tastes great. I think it will go fast--the kids are already dipping into it! - 3/12/13

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe use a variety of fruit - 4/4/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great!! - 11/22/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I found this to be a little sweet so I would add less honey next time.

    I really like this with my yogurt in the morning. - 10/6/13

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This looks wonderful and so healthy, but 1/3 of a cup for 1 serving is never going to fill me up. Perhaps as a topping on plain yogurt w ould work. - 8/19/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will try this one - 8/19/13

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  • I love this granola. I made a batch for my son who is in college. Not too sweet or fatty. - 4/7/13

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  • Prettyj good! - 3/27/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this sounds so good... its a got to try recipe... - 3/12/13

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great! - 5/11/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    yummy - 4/25/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great Recipe !
    Thanks ! - 3/13/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    made this today,added the maple syrup changed out the almonds and pumpkin seeds for pecans and added raisins as well as cranberries--smells heavenly can't wait to try it with some at free vanilla yougurt - 3/11/12

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