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Best Crunchy and Chunky Granola in a baking dish with a tablespoon of cinnamon

The Best Crunchy and Chunky Granola

Audrey Truitt
If you are looking for healthy breakfast and snack options, then my Best Crunchy and Chunky Granola is for you! Made with dried cranberries, almonds, pecans, and more, it will keep you full for the first half of the day.
5 from 2 votes
Total Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ cup almonds roughly chopped
  • cup pecans roughly chopped
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbs. sesame seeds
  • 2 tbs. chia seeds
  • 2 tbs. ground flaxseeds
  • pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and then spread out the oats on the lined baking sheet. Roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Meanwhile, combine all the dry ingredients into a large bowl: almonds, pecans, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, and ground flaxseed.
  • Combine all the wet ingredients into a smaller bowl: maple syrup, melted coconut oil, salt, vanilla, including the cinnamon.
  • Then take the roasted oats out of the oven and dump them into the large bowl of dry ingredients. Mix well.
  • Then dump the wet ingredients into the large bowl of dry ingredients. Mix well.
  • Using the same lined baking pan, dump the granola mixture onto the pan and evenly spread it out. You don’t want an uneven layer of granola, because that can cause the edges to burn while the middle remains uncooked.
  • Then bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Once it’s done, let it cool on the pan for 20-30 minutes so that the coconut oil and syrup mixture can harden.
  • Crumble up and enjoy!
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