Inspired by one of my favorite Christmas cookies by Olive and Artisan that I literally consumed my body weight in last year. I knew I needed that delicious flavor combination again but a bit healthier. That's where I came up with this Cranberry Pistachio Granola.
Enter this granola! Delicious Craisins, pistachios, and dark chocolate chunks are the amazing flavors in this granola and only 10 minutes stand between you and this treat!
How To Make Homemade Granola
Granola is just a few simple parts and is super customizable. I have an apple pie granola that proves just that! I basically use the same base in this Cranberry Pistachio Granola
You can use the same base recipe and add in delicious bits and pieces that are different each and every time.
I like to use a combination of nuts, seeds, oats, and dried fruit! The thing that helps to crisp it up is the coconut oil. It also adds a slight sweetness along with a drizzle of honey or agave.
Pinch of salt brings it all together! Although if your nuts are salted, you may skip adding a pinch as to not over do the saltiness.
Like I mentioned before this yummy Cranberry Pistachio granola was originally inspired by a fellow food blogger: Olive and Artisan.
The Pistachio Cherry Chocolate-Dipped cookies from her blog were such a hit at Christmas last year that I knew I needed to replicate those flavors some way, some how! They are a shortbread cookie with a dark chocolate dip, sprinkled with pistachios and cherries. YUM!
Although I will try not to scarf as many of those cookies as I did last year...this granola will be a great addition to the cherry pistachio treats that I love love love!
Cranberry Pistachio Granola
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup pistachios
- 1 cup cashew halves
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup flax seeds
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp honey or agave nectar
- In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients except for the chocolate.
- Spread the mixture out on a baking sheet and bake at 300 for 10 minutes.
- Let it cool down and stir in the chocolate chunks.