Cranberry Granola Recipe

This healthy granola recipe is simple and easy to make. It’s filled with dried cranberries, oats and sweetened with natural sugar. 

Back in June, little girls came flocking to our house for camp. Dance camp that is. They filled the house for several hours with their energetic enthusiasm and non stop happy chatter.

Of course, they also came hungry.

granola recipe

Since one of the girls had allergies we had to alter some of our recipes for her. It was a great way to tweak some of our favorite recipes and have all the girls try something new and healthy. Surprisingly, they all loved the healthier treats we served.

This cranberry granola was one of the favorites from dance camp. It’s a perfectly healthy afternoon snack and great for breakfast too! Save this recipe for when the kids get out of school. Can you believe school is only a few weeks away? I can’t even think about it! To me, it’s still summer and the kids are all mine for a few more weeks!

Cranberry Granola Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

This healthy granola recipe is simple and easy to make. It's filled with dried cranberries, oats and sweetened with natural sugar.


  • 2 cups rolled oats or gluten free oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp olive or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut or brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup roasted sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the oats, cinnamon and the salt. In another bowl, stir together the oil, honey, sugar, and vanilla extract. If using coconut sugar, you will want to let the mixture to sit for approximately five minutes after the initial stir to allow the sugar to dissolve, then stir again before going on to the next step.
  3. Slowly pour the honey and sugar mixture over the oats, stirring slowly to combine. Using your hands might make it easier to mix the honey and oats together. Keep mixing until all of the honey mixture is combined with the oats.
  4. Pour the mixture onto the baking sheet, then spread evenly. Place in oven. Bake for fifteen minutes, then flip the granola with a spatula. Cook for an additional ten minutes before removing from oven.
  5. Allow the granola to cool completely before mixing in the cranberries and nuts.


If you don't have roasted almonds, don't worry! Use regular sliced almonds, then add the nuts during the last ten minutes of baking.


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  1. What a great recipe. I keep saying I’m going to make granola, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I love hearing about the girls at Danc Camp. Some of my favorite time with my daughter is her dance classes. I would love if you would share this with my readers at our Get Fit Friday Blog Hop. We love healthy living recipes! I look forward to reading more.

  2. Oh yum! This is just what I fancy right now! Thanks for sharing! I love cranberries…

  3. I just love Granola and this looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Thanks for coming by Saturday Dishes. This sounds great.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

  5. Your granola looks wonderful! We would love to have you link this to our Saturday Link Party. It starts Fridays at 6pm, hope to see you there!

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