Cranberry, Almond and Vanilla Granola – DIY Gifting Tell a Friend

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  • 3 cups - rolled oats
  • 1/2 cups - wheat germ
  • 1/4 cups - ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 teaspoons - kosher salt
  • 3/4 cups - sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cups - maple syrup
  • 1/4 cups - coconut oil
  • 4 teaspoons - pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cups - dried cranberries , or cherries or other fruit as desired
  • Directions:

    1. Heat oven to 350° F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil (spray foil with cooking spray).

    2. In a bowl combine oats, wheat germ, flaxseed, salt and almonds.

    3. In a saucepan, combine maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Heat until oil melts. Combine with oat mixture until well coated.

    4. Spread mixture onto sheet pan in an even layer and bake until crisp and golden, about 15-18 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    5. After granola has cooled, stir in dried cherries or fruit, as desired.

    6. Transfer to airtight container; store up to 1 month.

    Brief Description

    Tasty granola that makes a good looking DIY holiday or birthday gift for a special friend; stores well for up to 1 month.

    Main Ingredient:

    rolled oats

    Category:  Breakfast

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 20 min
    Cook Time: 18 min


    Healthy idea for DIY gifting; place in a nice glass container and wrap with ribbon or label for gift.


    adapted from prevention magazine

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    Posted On:

    December 3, 2015

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