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Cranberry Pecan Granola

Yum, cranberry granola with white chocolate and pecans! Eat this cranberry pecan granola with milk or yogurt for breakfast, or just by the handful as a snack!

cranberry pecan granola

So, we’re still living in a total deep freeze, but I’m told that it’s actually going to be +9 on Monday! Woop! That’s quite the turn-around. At least it won’t end up being a long haul of crazy temperatures!

Now, it’s high time that I posted a new granola recipe! The absence is not due to my lack of love for granola, I think it’s just that I hadn’t thought about trying a new recipe out for it in a long time. I have so many good ones already (here)! My favorite has always been this chocolate coconut pecan granola. It’s just such a familiar old friend. No surprises and always delicious.

Anyway, I often throw dried cranberries into that recipe, and love it, so decided I should dedicate a whole granola recipe to my love for dried cranberries!

And now I have a new favorite. 😉

What’s in cranberry pecan granola?

In this recipe you’ll find:

  • large rolled oats
  • pecans
  • dried cranberries
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • maple syrup
  • coconut oil

The maple syrup and coconut oil is what binds everything together. If you want large clumps, I would suggest swapping the maple syrup for honey. It’s extra stickiness helps hold it all together. 

I added white chocolate chips at the end, once everything has cooled down.

cranberry pecan granola

How long does it take to make this granola?

You’re in luck! Like most granola recipes, the only thing that stands between you and a fresh batch of flavorful homemade granola is about 45 minutes. This time is mostly cooking time, since it takes all of 5 minutes to throw the ingredients together!

Keep your granola baking at a low heat (300 F) and stir it every 15 minutes or so to prevent any burnt spots.

Once it comes out of the oven, allow it to cool completely before adding any chocolate or breaking it into clumps!

The bright red cranberries you see here in the photos are actually just some sugared cranberries that I had leftover from another recipe. But don’t they look so pretty in the mix!? Here’s my friend Marcie’s recipe for those.

cranberry pecan granola

How long will cranberry granola stay fresh?

Generally, homemade granola stays fresh, in an airtight container, for up to 2 weeks. Sometimes I have it kicking around longer and I still use it and it tastes just fine! It normally doesn’t last that long though 😉

Not only is it a great snack, granola is SO good as a topping on oatmeal, or in a bowl of cereal, or just all on its own with a bit of milk!

Dig in!

cranberry pecan granola

cranberry pecan granola

More granola and granola bar recipes:

And if you looooove cranberries, try my white chocolate cranberry donuts!

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cranberry pecan granola

Cranberry Pecan Granola


  • Author: Katherine | Love In My Oven
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x

Description

Yum, cranberry granola with white chocolate and pecans! Eat this cranberry pecan granola with milk or yogurt for breakfast, or just by the handful as a snack!


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Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups large flake oats
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • optional: 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, pecans, cinnamon, cranberries and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the maple syrup with the coconut oil and vanilla extract. Pour the mixture all over the oat mixture, and stir to combine thoroughly.
  2. Spread the mixture evenly out on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring the granola every 15 minutes with a large wooden spoon. Remove from the oven, and allow the granola to cool completely before adding the chocolate chips (if using). Break the cooled granola up and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

Granola will keep fresh for up to 2 weeks when stored at room temperature in an airtight container. I’ve eaten it beyond 2 weeks but it will start to taste slightly stale after a while!


  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: oven

Keywords: cranberry granola // coconut cranberry granola // white chocolate granola recipe

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26 Comments

  1. I LOVE homemade granola Katherine. In fact, I never, ever buy store-bought. I’m loving this combination, because you know how much I love my pecans. Can’t wait to try your recipe!

  2. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    Dried cranberries are one of my favorite snacks! Throw some in granola and I don’t trust myself not to eat it all in one sitting :). This looks delicious! PS, a whopping +9? How are you going to deal with all that warmth, haha!

  3. This granola is everything yummy! I’d eat it all in one sitting as well! Pinned!

  4. You always make the most amazing granola! Love the pop of color from the cranberries! Perfect as a snack or over my oatmeal. Mmmm.

  5. Homemade granola is the best! This version looks amazing, Katherine! Loving those pretty cranberries!

  6. This looks so crunchy and delish! Love the addition of the white chocolate chips..I’m a granola addict so I will definitely be trying!

  7. We’re getting up to 75 cm of snow between Friday and Saturday and up to 150km/hour winds!!! I need all the comfort food and cozy clothes I can get!! This cranola looks absolutely perfect, Katherine! Love the pecans in there! Can’t wait to give this one a go! Happy weekend ahead! XO

  8. I do love granola, especially with some good yoghurt. Cranberries and pecans are a great addition, am going to have to look at making a batch for breakfast soon!

  9. Granola is one of my favorite things to make, and this cranberry flavor is full of some of my favorite ingredients! And I hope you enjoy your warmer weather! πŸ™‚

  10. This is so pretty! Love the ingredients.

  11. I’m a huge fan of homemade granola, and normally bake a batch every weekend. Love it with dried cranberries and the sugared ones here really do look pretty. The white chocolate chips are a nice touch too.This granola really has a Valentine’s Day vibe!

  12. I’m loving the addition of those pretty sugared cranberries Katherine! This granola looks so satisfying with the addition of the pecans and white chocolate!! Don’t do anything too crazy in that balmy weather coming your way!πŸ˜‰

  13. This granola is so pretty!! I love dried cranberries and the sugared ones are beautiful. This is perfect to keep in the house so I don’ t go for the bad stuff when I have a snack attack!πŸ˜ƒ

  14. Hey Katherine! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve made this granola a few times now and it is so good! It’s so crunchy and I love it with the white chocolate chips! I usually eat half the batch right off the pan!

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