A close-up of a bowl of an oat, nut and cranberry granola mix being poured from a glass bowl onto a light green table. Photo by Polina Tankilevitch.

Gourmet Cranberry Orange Granola

Don’t let the word ‘gourmet’ trick you into thinking this delicious granola recipe is complicated, it’s actually remarkably simple. The flavours that come from the oats, orange zest, cinnamon and maple syrup are what make it truly decadent — it’s also vegan!

Background: Photo of my homemade gourmet cranberry orange granola in a glass jar. Foreground: A small, slightly translucent turquoise rectangle has the words ‘Gourmet Cranberry Orange’ in uppercase white lettering. Underneath it is the word ‘Granola’ written in lowercase cursive white lettering.

Ingredients (yields approx. 5 cups):

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • a good pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter (I use Earth Balance)*
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (I used a vanilla infused variety)
  • zest of a large orange
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

*If you don’t need this recipe to be vegan, you can use dairy-based butter.

post gourmet cranberry orange granola recipe by molly transatlantic notes 1


Preheat the oven to 325F.

In a large bowl, stir and combine the oats, pepitas, sunflower seeds and salt — set aside.

Place the butter, maple syrup, orange zest and cinnamon into a small saucepan and stir gently over medium heat. As soon as the butter has melted, pour the liquid over the oat and seed mix and stir until all dry ingredients are evenly coated.

Transfer the mixture onto a parchment-lined 13×9 baking tray and press down with a spatula into an evenly distributed layer.

Bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes (ovens may vary) and check/stir the granola halfway through cooking time. When the granola is aromatic and turning golden brown, remove it from the oven.

Still in the baking tray; stir the cranberries through the granola and then press down again into an evenly distributed layer using a spatulaleave to cool completely.

Break the granola into clumps using your hands or stir with a spoon for a finer grain. Keep in a sealed, airtight container at room temperature for up to 10 days.

You can serve this gourmet cranberry orange granola with milk, as a topping for yoghurt or fruit or as a delicious, crunchy snack!

Further Info:

6 Unexpected Ways To Use Granola – Coco, Bee & Nut

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84 thoughts on “Gourmet Cranberry Orange Granola”

  1. These look so tasty! I’m gluten free but I bought some gluten free oats yesterday. I wonder if they’d be just as nice with this recipe! Thanks for sharing 😊


  2. Your homemade granola looks amazing! I’d really like to give this recipe a try! Thanks for sharing


  3. This looks delicious, thank you for sharing! I’m definitely going to have to add these ingredients to my next shopping list to try out!


  4. We love granola and have only just taken to eating it lately We’re just starting to get into overnight oats as well. We’ll have to give this recipe a go.


  5. This looks fantastic!! I have never had Gourmet cranberry orange granular but I’m so tempted to try this. I have been wanting to try new recipes and I just need to try this. x


  6. My boyfriend loves granola and I think he would love to try this recipe so I might have to make it for him! I am not a breakfast person but I would definitely give this a try too xx


  7. This looks so good!! I love granola. I’m not a fan of cranberries so I would probably swap them for a different dried fruit but this recipe sounds so easy to make, I’m definitely going to try it soon! Thank you for sharing x


  8. This looks so tasty and healthy! I love cranberries but I find that most granola is just raisins so I like the added touch. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it sounds delicious!


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