Recipe: Cranberry Chocolate Cinnamon Granola

I had always assumed that granola must be incredibly expensive to make. It is, after all, obscenely expensive to buy, at least in my little corner of London.

But, nope. It’s really cheap to make, so why the hell are we all still buying it? I’m not sure, and after Caitlin suggested I try making my own, I decided to give it a go.

I pretty much just decided to use whatever I could find in the cupboards, rather than following a recipe like a normal person.

I ended up with:

  • oats
  • dried cranberries
  • mixed spice
  • dark chocolate
  • cocoa
  • sunflower seeds
  • a tiny bit of olive oil
  • honey

Preheat the oven to 170ish.

Cranberry Chocolate Cinnamon Granola

First, I shoved all the non-liquidy stuff into a bowl, took a quick picture, and then mixed it up.

Then I added the oil and honey, which have the purpose of binding everything together and making it nice and clumpy.

Cranberry Chocolate Cinnamon Granola

My very cute measuring cups, by the way, seem to have been discontinued, but you can find similar ones on Amazon.

Once you’ve poured the liquidy bits on, mix it up again. Make it nice and clumpy.

When it’s sufficiently clumped, spread it out on a baking tray and stick it in the oven for 20 minutes or so.

Take it out when it looks done, spread it on a plate or something, and let it cool down.

Cranberry Chocolate Cinnamon Granola

By this point, your house will smell amazing.

And then when it’s done cooling, put it in a pretty glass jar and admire your handiwork.

Cranberry Chocolate Cinnamon Granola

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