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Homemade Chocolate Cranberry Granola

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chocolate cranberry granolaSo I’m pretty bad about always following the same old recipe. I love to have a base recipe that I can change around depeding on my mood and what’s in my pantry, which is why I love my basic Fruit & Honey Granola recipe.

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Recently, I changed up  my base Fruit & Honey Granola recipe – and turned it into a fabulous Chocolate Cranberry Granola! It’s so tasty. I love dark chocolate paired with almost anything, but it’s really nice with the tart cranberries. This granola is just the right combination of sweet, tart, and chocolate. Love it!

Here’s what I did to make my Homemade Chocolate Cranberry Granola.

Homemade Chocolate Cranberry Granola

Homemade Chocolate Cranberry Granola

Ingredients

  • 4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (I mix almonds, pecans, walnuts – whatever I have on hand)
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients {except the chocolate chips and the cranberries}.
  3. Whisk to combine oil and honey the best that you can.
  4. Add it to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Spread dry ingredients on a prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes, turning the granola at the half-way point.
  7. Let cool completely on a baking rack.
  8. Remove granola from pan, add chocolate and cranberries. Mix well.
  9. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 4881 Total Fat: 277g Saturated Fat: 48g Cholesterol: 19mg Sodium: 787mg Carbohydrates: 533g Sugar: 276g Protein: 88g

 

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About Michelle

Michelle Marine is green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.

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