Cranberry Almond Granola | Gluten-free Print Recipe Print Recipe

 

This Cranberry Almond Granola and our Greek yogurt supply is ridiculous. It puts all store-bought gluten-free granola (that I’ve tried) to shame. You can’t beat homemade. I’m going to stop trying.

Every. single. morning my mom has her Greek yogurt with granola. It’s the one thing she’ll also eat, as in all gone. That’s kinda huge. During the weekend, Mason steals my yogurt and granola each morning. Ben is also on a granola kick, in between his overnight oats… He’s on some kind of health kick. He’s riding solo there. Basically, we’re all boring and have a slight addiction with yogurt and granola. End of story.

Hold on. It also makes great gifts, like thank you for watching my son. I probably should get baking because I definitely owe a handful of people after this past week. This kid better have the BEST immune system when he’s older.

This <now family favorite> recipe is from Lori, The Recipe Girl Cookbook. I highly recommend it to families who are either new to gluten-free or have a family with different dietary needs. There’s TONS of recipes that include gluten-free, vegetarian or dairy-free adaptions – easily identified with symbols. It’s brilliant. It also includes themed menus for entertaining and great party food recipes. Okay, I’ll stop, but it’s fabulous and have never been disappointed!

Try the granola for yourself and you’ll be sold. My job is done here, folks.

 

 

Cranberry Almond Granola | Gluten-free

Recipe from The Recipe Girl Cookbook

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Makes 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole (or slivered) almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, toss together the oats, almonds, coconut flakes, flaxseeds, cinnamon and salt.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the honey, oil, orange juice, sugar and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, then stir. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the oats have turned golden brown. Note: Once you put the oats back in for the second time, keep a close eye to avoid burning. Remove from the oven, stir in the dried cranberries and let granola cool to room temperature.

When the granola has completely cooled, scoop it into a covered / airtight container where it will stay fresh for up  to 2 weeks.

 

*gluten-free *dairy-free

 

 

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  • Kim | Just For Clicks

    I LOVE homemade granola…. it’s delish and it’s such a great gift idea. I’m new to your blog and love it. Catching up on what you shared about your mom… so it is so heart warming that you found a recipe that she loves. :-) Can’t wait to try this! Pinning to make it soon — with 10+ inches of snow headed this way I’ll have plenty of time to be in the kitchen!

  • Warm Vanilla Sugar

    This granola looks so lovely! And the flavour is awesome too :)

  • WithStyleGrace

    Ah, welcome to the blog and thank you! This is definitely the perfect recipe to make when you’re snowed in. Enjoy!

  • Kat

    Hi Lisa! I had to laugh, as I JUST ate yogurt and granola for dinner, and am thinking I may want a second bowl for dessert. On another note, your blog is lovely and peaceful and real….thank you for sharing everything you do.

  • Rogene Robbins

    I’m saving this recipe to try later when I have all the ingredients. Looks yummy!

  • Katie

    A jar of homemade granola is a kitchen staple in our house. Looking forward to making yours.

  • Lauren Brennan

    My husband is on a health kick too!! Weirdo. Lol!! {PS- your family photos I saw floating around on Facebook are GORGEOUS! As in YOU are gorgeous. That is all.}

  • Kate Ramos

    Yum, the orange juice in this recipe sounds so good. Never thought about putting juice in my granola, but now I’m intrigued. Thanks for sharing!

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    Oooh, amazing!

  • WithStyleGrace

    that’s awesome. and thank you, so sweet!

  • WithStyleGrace

    Crazies! I’m the mean wife who’s eating a big bowl of ice cream in front of him… oops! ;) Thank you! So so happy with them!

  • WithStyleGrace

    I’ve done orange juice or apple juice for wet ingredients in my granola and it’s great!

  • Cassie

    Can you use coconut oil instead?

  • Sick_Pleasure

    Wow, wow, wow! A few minor modifications elevate it to Super Wow and boost the orange flavor:

    - used Bob’s Red Mill GF Muesli instead of the oats (pulled out raisins before mixing and baking)
    - used coconut oul instead of vegetable
    - used Trader Joe’s orange cranberries
    - increased fruit to 1 cup (1/2 cup from Muesli and 1/2 cup cranberries)
    - added the zest of one orange after baking along with cranberries and raisins

  • Sick_Pleasure

    Coconut oil worked great for me!

  • Sick_Pleasure

    If you like it very orange-ey add the zest of one orange to the mix after the final baking.