Orange Cranberry Granola

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Sarah Farrand
from Saginaw, MI

This is the first granola we made from scratch, and have been making it ever since. It is so simple and delicious! Eat it plain, on yogurt or ice cream, or on a peanut butter sandwich (really!). It also makes a great gift!

prep time 5 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp
    water
  • 1/4 c
    canola oil
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1/4 c
    toasted wheat germ
  • 2 1/2 c
    old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 c
    slivered almonds (or nut of your choice)
  • 2/3 c
    dried cranberries
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How To Make

  • 1
    Over low heat, mix first 7 ingredients until melted down a bit and combined.
  • 2
    In a bowl, mix wheat germ, oats, and nuts. Pour sugar mixture over and stir to coat. Spread on lightly greased cookie sheet, and bake at 300 degrees 40-45 minutes, stirring 3 times throughout cooking. Let cool, then toss in cranberries. Store in airtight container. Enjoy!
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