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Cranberry Spice Granola

Our super simple and super flavourful oil-free granola isn't just great for breakfast, it's a deliciously sweet and crunchy snack for any time of the day!

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Yield: 5-6 Servings


If you pick up a package of granola in the supermarket, it may surprise you to discover just how much processed sugar and oil it contains! That's why we came up with a simple, healthy alternative. Dried cranberries add tartness and texture, while the pumpkin seeds give it some extra nutiness (and some extra nutrients!)

To make this recipe gluten free, be sure to use certified gluten free oats.


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 ½ tbsp. maple or date syrup
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. finely grated orange rind
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (can substitute sunflower seeds)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (can substitute raisins)


  1. Preheat oven to 170°C / 340°F. Line one large baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Combine all ingredients, except for the dried cranberries, in a large mixing bowl. Stir until well combined and none of the oats are dry.
  3. Spread granola mixture out over baking tray in a thin layer. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes; remove, stir with a spatula and return to the oven for a further 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and mix through the dried cranberries. Set aside to cool for 1 hour. (Don't worry if it still seems a little wet when you take it out of the oven- it will crisp up as it cools down.)
  5. Transfer to an airtight jar or plastic container, refrigerate, and serve as needed.