Orange & Cranberry Homemade Granola
February 19, 2018
Healthier than your average store-bought granola, this Orange and Cranberry Homemade Granola is great to have on hand for a quick and easy breakfast. It’s full of natural ingredients and healthy fats to keep your energy up throughout the morning!
I love making a huge batch of homemade granola and storing it in the cupboard, it’s so handy having a breakfast option ready to go for those mornings when I don’t feel like cooking or need something convenient if I’m on the go. Plus I love how versatile granola can be! Personally I love it as a cereal with some milk but it’s also great with some yoghurt in a breakfast parfait, or even just by itself as a snack during the day.
Making homemade granola is super easy and you can really pack it full of nutritious ingredients rather than relying on the store-bought stuff that can often contain a large amount of added sugars.
For this orange and cranberry granola I would highly recommend using Cara Cara navel oranges if they’re available at your local stores or market, it really elevates the orange flavour. The Cara Cara navel orange has a much deeper coloured flesh than regular navel oranges, and are slightly less acidic, giving it a beautiful sweet flavour. If they’re not in season or you can’t get them don’t stress, regular oranges are just fine and will still give you great tasting granola.
I hope you enjoy!
Orange & Cranberry Granola
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp activated buckinis
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup whole natural almonds
- 2 tbsp pepitas
- Juice of half an orange
- Zest of half a large orange finely grated
Preheat oven to 160C/320F fan-forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper
In a large bowl combine oats, cinnamon, buckinis, almonds and pepitas
Add coconut oil, maple syrup, orange juice an orange zest, mix until combined
Lay out granola evenly on the baking tray, sprinkle cranberries throughout, roast for 15-20mins or until golden.
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks