Orange Cranberry Granola

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This granola is going to make your kitchen smell amazing.

One of my favorite things about baking is the way it makes the house smell, and this recipe really delivers. There’s something so cozy about the cold weather and the heat of the oven and the way the orange and cinnamon just fill the house.

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Honestly, I’d bake this granola for the scent of it alone. It really is delicious, though– I promise!

Orange Cranberry Granola

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • ½ cup nuts and/or seeds (I used cashews, pepitas, and sunflower seeds)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sweetener of choice (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • zest of one orange
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or butter, melted
  • ½ cup dried cranberries

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°, grease baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, cereal, nuts/seeds, sweetener, spices, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine zest, syrup, and oil/butter.
  4. Pour wet into dry and stir until coated.
  5. Spread evenly onto baking sheet and bake 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool on sheet– it will continue to harden as it sits.
  7. Once granola has completely cooled, stir in dried cranberries.

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