Homemade Cranberry Orange Granola
Are you thinking of back-to-school food ideas yet? After making this DELICIOUS granola, I’m thinking it will be an awesome addition to a kid’s lunchbox. Besides being dairy free, it’s peanut free so it’s school safe, too. Of course, you don’t have to limit enjoying this yummy granola to school days!
I like that this cranberry-orange granola is full of real foods and it’s not labor intensive to make. If you have a junior sized helper measuring things out, putting it together might go a little slower than if you did it all yourself, but the laughter and memories are definitely worth it! Sampling your efforts together is highly recommended.
It was really easy to find everything I needed at the Kroger marketplace where I bought my ingredients. Instead of having to go to the far side of the store to shop for specialty items, the organic and natural choices were displayed right next to the regular products. I applaud not having to spend precious time hunting all over the store!
Since becoming a mom, I’m more aware of choosing healthier eating habits (gone are my single days of ice cream for dinner!). Although we do enjoy dairy products like Horizon Organic, I’m also a big fan of dairy alternatives like Silk and So Delicious. I appreciate I can find it all at Kroger.
This granola is great for snacking on its own and since it transports so easily it’s super as an easy add-on for yogurt (dairy or dairy alternative) too. Bet you’ll thank me when school starts.
Bet your kids will thank you!
- 3 cups quick oats
- ½ cup Simple Truth Organic coconut oil
- ½ cup Simple Truth Organic Brown Sugar
- zest from one navel orange
- juice from one navel orange
- ½ t cinnamon
- ¼ cup Simple Truth Organic raw pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup Simple Truth Organic Dried Cranberries
- Silk Vanilla Yogurt Alternative or So Delicious Vanilla Yogurt Alternative
- In a sauce pan, add coconut oil, brown sugar and orange juice. Simmer for 3-4 minutes. Stir in cinnamon and orange zest.
- In a medium bowl, add oats and pumpkin seeds. Pour mixture over oats and stir to coat.
- Spread oats out onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and stir oats. Return to the oven for another 7-8 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon, Silk, & So Delicious. The opinions and text are all mine.
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