Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Granola
This Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Granola is the perfect fall snack or breakfast, delicious with yogurt, in cookies, and the perfect gift to give.
Friends, the other day I was chatting with one of my childhood friends about how different it is to live in a new town where no one knows us! She lived in her hometown for 52 years, and I lived in mine for 52 years. We both made life changes and have ended up living in the same new area. How fun, for the 2nd half of our lives, to enjoy life together again! A new season!
Speaking of new seasons, October is here, which I cannot believe.
I have a few pumpkins on the front porch. I’ve been trying to drink my Lemon Ginger Smoothie (with fresh “orange” turmeric, every day!)
The trees are changing. They remind me daily of how lucky we are to live in this beautiful world!
My fall dishes are out. (Have you tried Seattle Chocolates? OH MY WORD!)
My house has been smelling pretty good with recipes like we cooked last night, a delicious stuffed squash recipe!
I pulled out the orange throw for the sofa, and filled the outside lanterns with candles and squash and pumpkins.
Time for cozy slippers.
We are ready!
I’m not sure if you saw me sharing my Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Granola recipe last week on Snapchat or Instagram, it’s inspired by an old post on RE, adapted for fall with pumpkin seeds!
I made a large batch, because I wanted to share some with a few neighbors and new friends.
I love to make this recipe at night. Turn off the oven, open the oven door, and let the scent permeate the house. This allows the granola to completely cool overnight before mixing in the cranberries.
ENJOY friends, and Happy October!
Get the Recipe:
Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Granola
- 10 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 cups coconut flakes, I bought the chips at Fred Meyer in the bulk section
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup walnuts
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup oil, I used olive oil
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 cups dried cranberries, I buy Orange Cranberries from Trader Joe’s
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with foil or parchment paper.
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a giant bowl (except for the cranberries). Mix well.
- Spread evenly on the 2 baking sheets. Bake for 40 minutes; stir. Bake an additional 40 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to completely cool.
- Place the granola back into a large bowl; add the cranberries. Stir and mix well. Store in airtight container or Ziplock bags.
YUM! I love homemade granola and no longer buy it. I’ve been making my own for about 3+ years and I love how adaptable it can be. I’m a nuts and seeds gal so I load mine with those. I too am getting in gear for fall. Going to my daughter’s inlaws pumpkin patch this week to get some corn stalks and pumpkins to put on our porch and a few inside. I’m so excited. They have so many fun varieties and also sell “seed” pumpkins. Have you heard of them? the seeds inside them are hull-less so ready to bake right up!