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Crunchy Pecan & Cranberry Granola

40 min

Snack

Homemade staple

Breakfast

Make-ahead

10 ingredients or less

Pantry-ready

This is one of our absolute favourite granola recipes. We make it all the time! It's a quick one to batch make on the weekend, so that breakfast can come together quickly and easily throughout the week. It's perfect to enjoy with plant-based yogurt or milk, and makes for a deliciously crunchy topping when sprinkled overtop a smoothie bowl.

Servings

(½ cup per serving)

Total

40 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

30 min

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 320°F (160°C).
  2. Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl, mixing to combine.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, maple syrup, and salt until well combined. Add this to the dry ingredients and stir to incorporate.
  4. Evenly distribute over a parchment-lined baking tray and bake in the centre rack of the preheated oven for 20 - 25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to avoid burning and ensure even browning.
  5. Once lightly golden brown remove from the oven and allow to cool. Note: the granola will continue to harden as it cools.
  6. Once cooled, add in the dried fruit and chia seeds and stir to combine.
  7. When fully cooled, transfer to an airtight container or large glass storage jar.

Notes

  • Variations: add your own desired raw nuts, seeds, dried fruits, or spices such as cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.

Storage

  • Store sealed and on the counter for up to 3 weeks.

Nutrition info

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Shelby - July 26, 2021, 11:10 p.m.

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!

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 4:17 a.m.

So glad you're enjoying the granola, Shelby, thanks a bunch for sharing!


Laura - July 26, 2021, 1:20 p.m.

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!

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 3:12 a.m.

Aw how incredible, Laura, so glad you're enjoying the granola 🤗


Naz - July 24, 2021, 6:45 p.m.

Love, love, LOVE!!! I’m never buying granola again.


Courtney - July 12, 2021, 12:48 a.m.

This granola recipe is by far the best one I've ever tried! It was quick to make and made my house smell amazing.


Letty B Nunez - July 10, 2021, 11:08 p.m.

Hey Sadia
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

PUL Team - July 16, 2021, 4:24 a.m.

Thank you for the kind words and interest in a PUL cookbook, Letty! Our 3 year anniversary E-cookbook containing all of our recipes up until the end of December 2019 can be found here: pickuplimesblog.com/e-book 🌻


Mihaela - June 29, 2021, 6:32 a.m.

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.

PUL Team - June 30, 2021, 2:46 a.m.

Hehe hello, lovely Mihaela! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful review with us - it means so much. We're so grateful you've joined our PUL family 🥰


Erin - June 20, 2021, 10:38 p.m.

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.

PUL Team - June 21, 2021, 6:51 a.m.

Oo we're so glad your first homemade granola was a success, Erin! It's totally a game-changer. Happy baking 😃


Nikita Hotwani - June 8, 2021, 9:54 a.m.

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 😊

PUL Team - June 9, 2021, 5:24 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Nikita, and so kind of you to share it with your family and friends!


granola person - May 26, 2021, 3:35 a.m.

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

PUL Team - May 26, 2021, 5:15 a.m.

Aww thank you for such an incredible review, granola person! We're so thrilled that the granola was enjoyed by you and your mom ✨🥰


Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - May 10, 2021, 11:05 a.m.

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?

PUL Team - May 11, 2021, 5:18 a.m.

A lovely question, Louise! We have definitely done the same to brown sugar before too 🙊 Brown sugar helps with the crunchiness because of the molasses and adds a touch of sweetness, but it likely wouldn't be too big of a difference :)