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Homemade Cranberry Almond Granola

Yesterday I came across an awesome homemade granola recipe posted by Julie from White Lights on Wednesdays. Not only did I have just about all of the required ingredients on hand, I also wanted to send something homemade to my foodie pen-pal this month as well as to my good friend Carrie from Frugal Foodie Mama. So I decided to make it. I didn’t have all of the ingredients that Julie’s recipe called for (confusing, right? Another Julie – great name!) as I was missing the flax seed, but that was ok. I knew when I first saw this recipe that I wanted to add almonds to it. So I did!  This granola turned out ah-mazing. And it made my house smell fantastic while it was baking. I hope you will enjoy this recipe and when your done checking it out, please head over to Julie’s blog to check out her recipes. Believe me, they are fantastic.
Homemade Cranberry Almond Granola from
  • 3 1/2 C rolled oats
  • 1 C shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/4 C sesame seeds
  • 1 C dried cranberry (I used cherry juice infused dried cranberries)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 C honey (I used local unprocessed honey)
  • 3/4 C sliced almonds, chopped in the food processor
1. Pre-heat your oven to 300
2. Combine all of the ingredients minus the honey and EVOO.
3. Mix together the honey and EVOO and heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
4. Pour the honey mixture over the oat mixture and mix well, making sure to coat all of the oats with the honey mixture.
5. Lay the granola out on a large baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.
6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. After cooled, break the granola apart.

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27 comments on “Homemade Cranberry Almond Granola”

  1. Hey :)

    Just found you via the GFC Blog Hop (Thank you for co hosting) :) I look forward to becoming friends with you and interacting more :)

    That look delicious! Definitely stealing your recipe thank you :D
    Life in a Break Down

  2. Looks good lady! I also have a homemade Granola Recipe that is going up tomorrow, I love that yours has cranberries in it!

  3. I'm a new follower from the blog hop. Love that I found you because I LOVE home made granola! Thanks for sharing.

  4. yum yum, looks delish, and pretty easy too :)

  5. Jules! Thanks for sharing. I'm putting this all over FB, and linking over on my post to you. And yes…we have the BEST NAME EVER. Scientific fact.

  6. I love homemade granola! The combination of almond and cranberry is great!

  7. Homemade granola is so good! This looks great, Julie!

  8. Hi Julie! This granola looks really tasty. Reminds me of my job making granola at a YWAM base when living in Switzerland. Following you from the GFC hop. Take care.

  9. I LOVE to cook and I love granola, I am totally making this!
    I am a new follower from the GFC blog hop

  10. Oh, and I am so excited for this!! I love making my own granola! :)
    Thank you, dear!

  11. This looks so good, I am going to have to try it!

    New follower from the GFC.

  12. Yum! THis looks so good!

    I'm you newest follower from the GFC blog hop :)

  13. This looks really good (and healthy, too!). Thanks for linking up at A Humble Bumble. :)

  14. Oh this looks so good! I have to try making it, I love homemade granola. New follower of your blog & looking forward to checking out more of your recipes :)

  15. This looks so yummy – I love homemade granola! I love having it for breakfast with yogurt.

  16. I love granola, almonds, and cranberries. I am going to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing. ;o)

  17. Ooo, looks yummy! I'd love for you to share at my link party!


  18. Just stopping by to let you know this will be one of the features tomorrow at All my Bloggy Friends. I can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow! Enjoy your day :)

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  20. This recipe looks so good. I have a version I make in the crockpot. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  21. Thanks so much for sharing this at the Weekend Wonders link party! Hope to see you back on Thursday Have a great day :)

  22. This sounds terrific. Might have to add it to my holiday gift giving list!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch!! I hope you will link up again. The party will be live tonight.

    Thanks, Nichi

  23. I'm just getting into making my own granola, so this is my next recipe! Yum! New follower from Addicted to Recipes: Scrumptious Sundays.

  24. You've been featured! Thanks for sharing your post at Wednesday Whatsits. I hope you'll be back again!

  25. Just made this today. DELISH! Thanks for sharing… I'm posting it on my blog tomorrow and linking to yours for the recipe. :)

  26. This recipe was recommended to me and I’ll have to give it a try! I loooooove granola :) Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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