Cranberry Pecan Granola

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Christina Ross
Christina Rosshttps://www.healthyfoodforliving.com/
I'm a human being on planet earth. I've lived hundreds of lifetimes. In this incarnation I'm here to advance medicine.

The trend of giving homemade goodies as gifts seems to have become less popular over the years, though I have only myself to blame for not sending culinary treats to loved ones more frequently. Who doesn’t love ripping into a package to unveil a tin of chewy chocolate chip cookies or a loaf of tender and fragrant banana bread? I know I do, and I’ll bet that you do too.

Cranberry Pecan Granola

Well, consider this cranberry pecan granola my jumping-off point for bringing back the trend. After being safely encased in packaging fit for travel, this sweet and crunchy granola will be shipped off to my brother, sister-in-law, and nephew in Austin as a thank-you for hosting John and me on a recent trip.

Not much says “I love you”, “thank you”, or “I’m thinking of you” like homemade baked goods. The next time you find yourself thinking about a family member or friend, dedicate an hour or so in the kitchen to making something delicious for that special person. I promise you it will brighten their day!

Cranberry Pecan Granola

Ingredients

NameGluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
CuisineFusion
Prep Time20 minutes
Cooking Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Servings8
Yield8

These estimated nutrition values are based on a typical serving of gluten-free strawberry shortcake. Actual values may vary depending on the specific brands and types of ingredients used. Always consult with a nutritionist or use a nutrition calculator for precise dietary information if needed. Enjoy your gluten-free strawberry shortcake!

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups puffed brown rice cereal
  • 6 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Meaure the oats and puffed rice into a large bowl, set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk until very smooth.
  4. Pour wet ingredients over cereal and stir until evenly coated. Spread mixture on the prepared cookie sheet in an even layer.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove sheet from the oven, stir the pecans into the granola, and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the granola is golden brown and crisp.
  6. Remove granola from the oven, toss with the dried cranberries, and cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Cranberry Pecan Granola

Estimated Nutrition Per Serving:

Calories280 calories
Protein3 grams
Carbohydrates35 grams
Dietary Fiber2 grams
Sugars18 grams
Fat15 grams
Saturated Fat6 grams
Cholesterol40 mg
Sodium240 mg
Vitamin C40 mg (67% DV)
Calcium90 mg (9% DV)
Iron1 mg (6% DV)

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