Sweet orange vanilla infusion decorated with festive blueberry granola makes a bowl of breakfast cereal fun, or finishing yogurt for a snack!
We have the most beautiful in the fall so far! We were spoiled with unusually warm temperatures 70 degrees this week, and I could not help but open the windows and enjoy the warmth of the sun as much as I could, knowing that in just a few weeks we will clean the snow instead of raking up leaves !
With the holidays just around, my husband brought home a huge bag of fresh cranberries Costco one day thinking we could get an advantage initial buying Thanksgiving. I do not think we could eat a bag portion size Costco cranberry sauce , so I was excited to play with some new recipes to use those beautiful blueberries.
Since we have had a pretty busy so far fall, I thought we could use some quick breakfast in the morning with a little granola also it works great as a decoration yogurt for snacks Snacktime school or child.
This granola was so nice and festive’m actually store trash to pack in some glass jars for teacher gifts!
Print cranberry orange Granola Author: Renee – www.raisinggenerationnourished. com Ingredients
- 10 cups oats
- 4 cups seeds raw pumpkin ( sunflower seeds raw work too)
- 4 cups raw pecans ( raw nuts or raw almonds
- would work too. I get all these nuts in the Kirkland brand linked at Costco)
- juice of 2 lemons
- 2TB sea salt
- 4 cups grated unsweetened coconut
- ½ cup avocado oil (melted butter or coconut oil also work)
- juice and zest of 5 oranges
- ½ cup raw honey (pure maple syrup or pure sugar organic cane or coconut sugar could also work)
- 1 vanilla extract TB
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 3 fresh cups or 1½ cups dried cranberries (I get fresh and dried cranberries in Costco – dry brand linked is what I get at Costco)
- pulse pumpkin seeds and walnuts in a food processor to bits size you want in your granola (you could cut with a knife too). I keep mine in the smaller side because it has the smallest eat -. You can leave larger pieces if you prefer
- Put the oats, chopped nuts and seeds, lemon juice and sea salt in a large mixing bowl and fill with water until it just covers the mixture . Set the bowl in a warm place in your kitchen to soak for 8 hours. This soaking process phytic acid in the grain, nuts, and seeds for better digestion decomposes. It also makes nutrients more available to absorb.
- After soaking, put the oats, nuts and seed mixture in a colander to drain while placing the remaining ingredients in a large bowl or pan to mix. Add the drained mixture of oat seed / nut / and combine well all granola mix.
- granola spread the mixture on your dehydrator trays (I use this) and dehydrated at 135 degrees 8-12 hours until dry. You could cook this in the oven at 250 degrees for an hour or so just stir the mixture every half hour to ensure you get completely dry.
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