Cranberry Almond White Chocolate Granola
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BetterWithCraisins #CollectiveBias
Do you need a quick and simple breakfast that will keep you full and satisfied? Try this Cranberry Almond White Chocolate Granola. It tastes amazing!
With the holidays finally over, I’ve been thinking about my new years resolutions. I can’t believe it is 2016 already. Happy New Year everyone! Let’s hope it is better than 2015!
With Christmas and NYE, traveling and parties, I can’t say I’ve been eating healthy for the last 2-3 weeks. I ate out a lot and I ate way more than I had to!
That’s why now when everything is over, I think it is time to go back to my normal diet and exercise routine.
To make breakfast time more exciting, I decided to start with some “winter inspired” homemade granola. I love granola for breakfast and I prefer to take the time and make it myself. It is super simple to make and packed with wonderful flavors!
In this recipe I used rolled oats, almonds, hazelnuts, Craisins® Dried Cranberries Original, white chocolate chips and shaved coconut. I baked my granola this time, instead of preparing it on the stove top. The stove top method will work for this recipe though, but you do need to be careful of not burning the oats and nuts. Feel free to add fruits and nuts of your choice to your granola. I like my granola with lots of milk.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may know that I love cranberries. When I need dried ones for a recipe like this, I always get Craisins®. I get them from the dried fruit section at my local Walmart.
Craisins® are perfect to add to your granola, oatmeal and even salads. They add great flavor and 1/4 cup of Craisins® provides 1/2 cup serving of fruits. Awesome, right? They are available in several package sizes and flavors, but I decided to stick to the original flavor.
While shopping at Walmart, I also got a pack of Craisins® Cranberry Almond Fruit Clusters. Made with real fruit and whole grain oats these make the perfect crunchy snack! I’m so glad I got to try them. They are also available in the dried fruit/snack section at Walmart.
If you are a fan of dried cranberries, you should definitely try the Craisins® Dried Cranberries and Craisins® Fruit Clusters.
Hope you like the recipe, because everything is better with Craisins®!
Cranberry Almond White Chocolate Granola
- 1 3/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup raw hazelnuts
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 cup shaved coconut — (unsweetened)
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
- 4 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup Craisins®
Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare a baking sheet by spraying it with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a bowl combine oats, almonds, hazelnuts and coconut.
In a separate bowl combine coconut oil, maple syrup and salt. Pour mixture over oats mixture and mix to combine.
Spread mixture evenly over the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring at least once.
Remove from the oven and let it cool to room temperature. Stir in Craisins® Dried Cranberries and white chocolate chips.
Store in an air-tight container for up to 3 weeks.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 302, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 113mg, Potassium: 199mg, Carbohydrates: 32g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 20g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 5%, Vitamin C: 0.4%, Calcium: 67%, Iron: 1.2%
For more exciting recipes and inspiration follow Ocean Spray® on: Facebook, Twitter: @OceanSprayInc, Instagram: @oceansprayinc and Pinterest.
Happy New Year Mira – I hope you had a good one!
This looks like a good way to get back in to eating healthy breakfasts, but still with a little bit of indulgence from the chocolate. A perfect balance 🙂
Happy New Year, Mira! I’m so ready to get back on track of eating healthier after indulging in ALL the sweets over the holidays! This granola looks just perfect! I love the craisins and white chocolate in here. Sounds like a delicious breakfast or snack!
Oh, this granola looks SO good, Mira! White chocolate is totally my favorite indulgence, so this gorgeous granola is right up my alley!
This sounds like the perfect winter granola. Thanks, Mira!
Wow! This looks lovely- quick and delicious for breakfast ♥
I am never without a bag of Craisins in my pantry and I have just about everything else I need to make this delicious recipe. I love the idea of a winter inspired granola…so cozy! Happy New Year to you, my friend! 🙂
I love Craisins! I just know this granola is delicious. It’s going on my list of things to try!
Happy New Year, Mira!! I’m glad you enjoyed the holidays and ate too much! 😉 I mean, devouring everything in site is kind of a requirement before the New Year, New You starts. YES to homemade granola!! LOVE this cranberry, almond and white chocolate flavored granola, girlfriend! That flavor combination sounds delish, and packed into some homemade granola sounds absolutely perfect! Hand me a bowl and some milk and watch me go to town! Pinned! Cheers, girlie! <3
Happy new Year Mira! I adore Craisins and this is such a quick and delightful way to enjoy them! Lovely photos as always!
I love granola and I need to make it more often. Craisins are a perfect addition.
I love homemade granola especially the ones with craisins in it! this looks fantastic Mira!
Happy New Year, Mira! Homemade granola is the best! This looks like a great way to start the day and the new year on track!
Homemade granola is so much better than those store-bought cereals that taste like cardboard 🙂 Your granola looks amazing! It has all the stuff in there that I like!
This looks like a great way to start the new year Mira! I love everything in this granola. Especially the white chocolate and craisins. A perfect combo!!
Cranberries and white chocolate are the best- and almonds for protein?! Totally loving this 🙂
I always have some dried cranberries in my cabinets, they’re so good! I love that you made a granola with them and added some white chocolate too. This looks like a perfect light snack!
I love craisins!!! I love this granola, Mira!!!!! looks so delicious!
Happy New Year, Mira! This is such a great way to get back on track after the holidays! I love the cranberries in this granola! It looks so so pretty!
Now this is the right way to start off a January morning! This sounds similar to our go-to granola recipe, but I love the white chocolate chips addition. Thanks for sharing! #client
Thanks so much David!
You can’t beat homemade granola and you can make it so much healthier than the ones you buy in the shops. Cranberry & white chocolate sounds like a delicious combination 🙂 Yum!
Happy New Year, Mira! And what a wonderful way to ring in it in! I am definitely in need of some detox foods, and this gorgeous bowl is perfect!