Cranberry Orange Granola

August 17, 2016

Healthy Cranberry Orange Granola

Oh hey granola…

Doesn’t this bowl of granola look so amazing?

And guess what?!  I have a secret sweetening agent here…the naval orange…THE WHOLE DARN THING.  Whole fruit = healthy fiber.  No added junk…period.

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So, let me preface this with my love for granola.  It’s crunchy, satisfying, loaded with whole grain goodness, and easy to transport for a quick snack.  The downside of granola is that most of the brands you can buy at the store are loaded with sugar – in fact 15-20 g of sugar per 1/2 cup.  Don’t even get me started on the other “stuff” I have seen on nutrition labels.  Holy moly…and now you see why I don’t buy store bought granola and prefer to make my own.

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The other night, I thought…why don’t I just puree and entire fruit and replace that with my usual maple syrup/honey combination.  **Cue the light bulb**  GENIUS!  Why haven’t I thought of this before?

And folk – this recipe is easy like Sunday morning. This took me about 15 minutes to prep and about 45 minutes to bake (clean the house, get in a quick workout, play with the kids, drink some wine).  If you can find that much time in your week to make this recipe, do it.  You will not be sorry and the granola should last the whole week, unless you devour it in 3 days, which is a possibility.  Perfectly paired with some of my other plant-based favorites – coconut yogurt, coconut milk, hemp milk, or almond milk – I think this tasty recipe might just have a special place in your heart.


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