Healthy snacks are a GREAT way to keep yourself on track of a wholesome daily diet, and we’ve got a great new one for you today! This Cranberry-Coconut Granola recipe from Mary Plies of Columbia, SC is light, low-fat, and sweetened with natural ingredients, giving you a healthy & delicious snack that’s less than 150 calories per serving! Whole grains, almonds, sunflower seeds, and more round out this tasty creation, and we know this is one that our food conscious community will definitely enjoy for many times to come. Make sure to share what you think about this recipe by rating and commenting below, and we hope everyone has a healthy & happy day. Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff
What you need:
3 Cups quick-cooking oats
1 Cup 2% milk
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter (Melted)
1 Cup flaked coconut
1 Cup sliced almonds
1/2 Cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1/2 Cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/2 Cup fresh clover honey
Extra-virgin olive oil
Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Serving size – 8-12 adults; Makes 16-24 granola bar squares.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees °F, and then grease a 9×13 inch pan lightly with olive oil.
In a large bowl, mix together oats, milk, butter, coconut, almonds, sunflower seeds, and cranberries with your hands until well blended; After ingredients are mixed well, press flat into the prepared pan; After pressing mixture in the pan, drizzle all the honey evenly on top, and place in the oven.
Bake for 15-20 minutes in the preheated oven, depending on how crunchy you prefer them. (Lightly browned just around the edges will give you moist, chewy bars.)
Let cool for 5 minutes, cut into squares then let cool completely before serving.
Eat & enjoy!