Making granola is my favorite weekend activity.  Besides being delicious (and a million times better when it’s homemade), having fresh granola baking in the oven makes the house smell completely mouthwatering.  Plus, you feel so productive filling a few jars full of homemade cereal for the coming weeks.

All I do is vary the ingredients depending on the season, so this one gets lots of pumpkin seeds, cranberries and autumn spices.  It’s no “pumpkin spice”… but in my book, it’s just perfect.

Cranberry Pumpkinseed Granola (gluten-free)

Serves 6-8

ingredients


  • 2 cups rolled oats (gluten-free, if necessary)
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup raw pepitas
  • 1/2 heaping cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, liquified (melt and cool, if necessary)
  • 3/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • 1/3 cup raw walnuts, crushed
  • 1/4 cup sliced/chopped almonds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Freshly grated nutmeg to taste
instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 300.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Use your hands to make sure all ingredients are coated well and evenly distributed.
  3. Add mixture to a large, parchment-lined baking sheet. 
  4. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until golden and smelling delicious. 
  5. Set aside to cool for 20 minutes before serving.  Best with almond milk or creamy yogurt.
7 comments
  1. 1
    arielle | November 19, 2014 at 6:44 am

    I love pumpkin seeds in my granola and I’m sure this will be no exception. thanks for sharing! I’m going to have to try this this weekend!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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  2. 2
    Brittany | November 19, 2014 at 7:20 am

    This sounds + looks delicious! Definitely adding it to my “to make” list! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. 3
    Jessica Rose | November 19, 2014 at 8:00 am

    This looks too good…..I would not be able to resist more than one bowl at a time!

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. 4
    Vanessa @ Living in Steil | November 19, 2014 at 9:51 am

    This looks so yummy! I love that you’ve added pumpkin seeds to the granola. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

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  5. 5
    dianna | November 19, 2014 at 10:12 am

    I love making granola too…I will be trying this recipe over the weekend!

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  6. 6
    Thalia @ butter and brioche | November 20, 2014 at 1:48 am

    This granola looks seriously delicious – definitely will be making the recipe. Love the addition of cranberries especially!

    Reply
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