Crunchy Pecan & Cranberry Granola
10 ingredients or less
(½ cup per serving)
4 cups (408 g)
1 cup (99 g)raw pecans, chopped
½ cup (40 g)unsweetened coconut flakes
¼ cup (55 g)brown sugar, packed
¼ cup (31 g)raw sunflower seeds
¼ cup (36 g)
½ tspground cinnamon (optional)
¼ cup (60 mL)vegetable oil
¼ cup (60 mL)
½ cup (80 g)
2 Tbsp (21 g)whole chia seeds (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 320°F (160°C). To a large bowl, add the oats, pecans, coconut flakes, sugar, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, and cinnamon. Mix well.
- In a separate small bowl, whisk together the oil, maple syrup, and salt. Pour this over the dry ingredients and mix.
- Spread out over a lined baking tray and bake for 20 - 25 minutes, or until lightly golden, stirring once or twice throughout. When removed from the oven, add in the dried fruit and chia seeds.
- When fully cooled, transfer to an airtight container or large glass storage jar. Enjoy with yogurt and fruit for breakfast or as a snack!
- Store sealed and on the counter for up to 3 weeks.
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Nutrition per serving (½ cup per serving)
Calories 256 kcal
|Total fat||14.5 g|
|Saturated fat||3.1 g|
|Trans fat||0.0 g|
|Total carbs||29.0 g|
|Dietary fiber||4.4 g|
|Total sugars||11.4 g|
|Added sugars||6.7 g|
|Vitamin A||0 μg RAE|
|Vitamin B6||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B12||0 μg|
|Vitamin C||0.2 mg|
|Vitamin D||0 μg|
|Vitamin E||1.3 mg|
|Vitamin K||6 μg|
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Thank you for this recipe! I’ve been eating this granola almost every morning for the past 3-4 years ☺️
My kids love this with milk, its a substitute to cereal in my house. I add lots of different nuts and seeds, I use cocunut sugar instead of regular sugar, going to switch the veg oil for cocunut oil next time. The healthier the better!!!!
We love this recipe. My husband requests it all the time.
Making this over and over again. Loving it!
All-time favourite! We eat this daily with our breakfast :)
My go to favourite granola! Easy to make and very very delicious. Great as a topping to porridge, yoghurt, icecream, banana-peanutbutter-sandwich,... I use walnuts as pecans are really expensive here in Europe and mostly coconut oil, as I feel it makes the granola extra crispy.
Tasty and light! Love it with some yogurt and fresh fruit 🙂
Love this granola! And so do my children and the friends I have given it to, after making batches of it. It was once one of the components of the Christmas hamper I made one Christmas, and it is a regular in our house. Some of my work colleagues have started to make granola at home after I shared some with them, and then shared this recipe! The pecans definitely make a difference, and it helps that this is so easy and so quick to do......infact I sometimes make it even in the morning if we have run out of our last batch!!!
I love this granola. I usually have all the ingredients, it’s easy to make and very tasty. Thank you!
I love this recipe. I made this granola multiple times with different ingredient variables as per your swap suggestions and it came out tasting amazing every time.
Made this! Loved it! Switched some dry fruits which were available here.
Munched all of it :D
Since last time I checked, I think comment part is newly added here. So why not send you a sweet message. I want to pour my heart out.Many Congratulations for your married life. You & Robin Sir are really beautiful and great together. My best wishes to you both. May you both prosper and keep shining and be happy always. <3 I'm following PUL since 2018 probably when you started. It was smoothie video, that I came across first. Since then Pick Up Limes is my absolute favorite!! My morning starts with your videos on my TV(Sit down videos) and on weekends when I need some recipes to make, its PUL again! :). I have shared your videos with my friends and family and they enjoy your videos as well. Thank you for choosing PUL as your full time work. Thank you for all the hard work you do. You put so much effort in all your videos,recipe development,minimalism. You're amazing Sadia!!! Every time I watch you I just want to be like you. I have integrated your minimalism tips in my life. Also tried plant propagation by your videos, I'm crazy for plants just like you ;-). I'm planning to make granola by the recipe you shared over utube. Continue doing what you love to do Sadia, you have no idea how many lives you're improving just by doing what you love. I hope your channel grows day by day, new videos every day, so my feed is just filled with your videos. Your wisdom, recipe ideas, life lessons are a GEM & my motivation to be better person like U.<3
We love it! The recipe for 30 portions lasts for about 6 portions for us 🙊
I've made this recipe many times over the years: it's never disappointed! Always tastes so good - even better because you know exactly what went in. Truly a minimum effort for maximum results recipe. 10/10, would recommend 😊
This is my favorite granola. My kids and I make it all the time. We eat it plain, with yogurt, like a cereal with almond milk... so delicious!
This is one of my favorite recipes ever. I make it regularly and eat it like cereal with a little plant milk. I've shared this with so many people who also love it. It's crunchy, sweet, satisfying, and super easy to make.
I've made this recipe now multiple times and still love how yummy, nutritious and easy to make it is! For years, I've read about how making your own granola can be better for your health & your budget, but was always intimidated by how time-consuming/complicated it seemed to be. So I just always used store-bought granola. And also, I just never had any of the ingredients lying around. But I guess after switching from a calorie-focused to a nutrition-first, plant-based diet, my pantry is always packed with various nuts, seeds, dried fruits - so making my own granola is now second nature to me. Thanks so much for all the inspiration and recipes, PUL team! :)
Can i use coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. Thanks.
Delicious! I loved the recipe. Thank you. ❤️
I’m oil free. Can I make this without it and it still come out good?
So delicious. Thank-you! Our whole family loves this ❤
Love the recipe ❤️ The granola looks and tastes so delicious 😋
Thank you for this recipe. I made it today and it's delicious ♡♡
Ps. I used agave syrup and forgot to put brown sugar, still yummy!
I've got my fourth half -batch in the oven as we speak! I halve the recipe as we don't have the baking dishes to accommodate 4 cups of oats plus ingredients. My husband isn't a granola enthusiast but he does happily add this to his bowl of yoghurt and fruit! So this one's definitely a keeper in our house! Thank you for sharing!
This is the best granola ever!
I make it every two weeks and enjoy it every morning with a banana or blueberrys and coconut yogurt!
Thank you so much for this recipe!
Looking forward to trying this recipe
Love your recipes Sadia! I don't have an oven, can this be pan roasted instead? Thanks!
Always enjoy trying your recipes, thank you
Yummy! Schnell gemacht und so lecker. Kommt auch bei Kindern als Geschenk / "Mitbringsel" in ein Glas gefüllt richtig gut an.
My family &I love this and all if your granola recipes.
Some time back you had an additional granola recipe that I can’t find on your site anymore.
The wet ingredients had peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla. The dry ingredients had a puffed rice, cacao nibs and then the usual ingredients.
Is it possible to get that recipe again?
Thank you for having clean and delicious options.
Just made the granola today and it tuned out amazing!
As I don't have an oven I baked it in a pan for around 20 minutes and it worked perfectly as well.
Thank you for all the tasty, nourishing recipes!!
It is so easy to make and so delicious!! Everyone is my house loved it <3
Easy to make and so delicious!
So delicious and easy to sub with what you have on hand. Thank you - your recipes are incredible!
I got up thos morning nice and early to make this granola, so it would still be some bit warm for breakfast. So easy to make. I made the coconut and almond one last week which was a huge hit for the whole family, so I really couldn't wait to try this. It is so scrumptious 💕
This granola is not only simple to make, but delicious. I can never go back to store bought granola. Thank you!
My husband and I both love this granola. I’ve made it three or four times; and it is a stable item in our kitchen. Thank you for the recipe!
Hi from Australia Sadia!
I love this granola, it's so very tasty & easy to make!
I made a batch for my friend as a thank-you gift & she loves it too.
I've become a convert to granola since trying this recipe. It's now a regular choice for breakfast. Love it.
I think I've found the perfect granola recipe. I just baked this granola again today. I reduced the brown sugar a bit. It's super easy and tasted just perfect! Thank you, Sadia!
I love this recipe! Just wanted to know how many grams is a serving size of one cup please? Trying to keep a track of calories.
Thanks a ton for sharing lovely..
I'd like to try this recipe since it'l sounds delicious! I try not to eat oil so what could I substitute for the oil?
What a yummy granola recipe. The pecans and dried fruit are sooo yummy. I always make this around the fall/winter season 😋 I normally leave the coconut out, and sometimes add in other nuts i have. Love how versatile it is!
Thanks, Sadia & team!
I've just made this for the girl I met. It tastes great to me, and I can't wait to hear what she thinks. :D
So yummy ♥
This is my go to granola recipe! I followed the recipe exactly and it tastes phenomenal and not to mention super easy to make. It has just the right amount of sweetness and the tartness of the dried cranberries gives it a nice contrast. It is my absolute favorite with plant based milk, sprinkled over some yogurt and even on its own. I've gifted this granola to friends and family and they all ask for the recipe. Thanks, PUL!
Amazing 😍 I used coconut oil and added almonds instead of seeds and it is still perfection. Great gift for my friends also. Thank you so much for this recipe.
Greetings from Prague :-)
This is a tried and true granola that I ALWAYS have on hand now. It is so simple and delicious! I have tried others, but always come back to this one. The ratios are perfect and it packs the ideal sweet/salty crunch. As a bonus, the house smells amazing as it bakes!
This was extremely delicious! It's the first time I've tried making my own granola, and I don't think I ever want store bought again. Very easy to make and so yummy. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
Love, love, LOVE!!! I’m never buying granola again.
This granola recipe is by far the best one I've ever tried! It was quick to make and made my house smell amazing.
I love this granola. I didn't have dried cranberries, so I used dried cherries. Sadia I have been making alot of your recipes and I can't say enough about how good they are. Love your lists to replace ingredients. Keep the recipes coming. If you do a cookbook I would definitely buy one
Hello, lovely people! I've started watching your YouTube posts recently. I was seduced by the mix of healthy recipes, vibrant colors (in and out of the dishes), the relaxing music, tender and calming voice and all the good energy that comes from your stories.
Granola is the first recipe I've putted into practice. It's so easy and fun to do it. It's crunchy delicious. My husband, quite a relactant person, is all in for it. He steals little bites from the jar everyday :))
Today I made vibrant blueberries smoothie and I combined it with this granola. Totally vibrant, cheerful explosion of tastes!
I'm so glad I discovered your site. I'll stick to it for other well-balanced ricipes and good mood.
This was my first time making granola from scratch and I couldn't believe how easy it was! I am never buying pre-made granola again. This is so delicious, the brown sugar really ties it all together. I add this to yogurt or have it with milk. I cannot wait to try other combinations, but this one is an instant favorite.
Awesome granola ever! I have been making this since almost an year and my family and friends love it. It's so easy and nutritious. Thanks for creating it 😊
I usually never leave reviews on granola, because honsertly usually they arent that great, and loaded with sugar and oil. I tried this today by making 5 servings (about over 2 cups) and most of it is gone. If you were a skeptic like me give this a try. My mom never really compliments my granola but she was like "this is really good". I left out the sunflower seeds, because I don't usually buy those, lowered the amount of maple syrup a little and brown sugar. The granola is pretty sweet so I might go even a little more shy next time. anyway HIGHLY RECCOMENDD
ps: I never had good homemade granola nad milk but I tried this and it was delicous
Lovely, lovely ☺️
Very crunchy and wholesome granola, and I love the pecans and dried fruits in this one. I had an accident with my brown sugar (it had turned into stone inside the pantry😅), so I couldn’t use it. However, I believe that I wouldn’t miss it that much, as this granola became sufficiently crunchy and sweet by the maple syrup and coconut oil. Would the brown sugar make a big difference?