Cranberry Chocolate Oatmeal Granola

Cranberry Chocolate Oatmeal Granola

Prep Time10 mins Cook Time25 mins Makes 14 Yield_measurecups

We finally found a day to hike with pals. We had the best crew and a great route planned – we just needed the perfect on-the-go snack for the trail.

Ingredients List

  1. 2 1/4 cups (550 mL) all-purpose flour
  2. 1 tsp. (5 mL) baking soda
  3. 1/2 tsp. (2 mL) salt
  4. 1 cup (2 sticks) (250 mL) Becel® salted margarine sticks or unsalted margarine sticks
  5. 1 cup (250 mL) firmly packed light brown sugar
  6. 1/4 cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
  7. 2 large eggs
  8. 1 tsp. (5 mL) vanilla extract
  9. 1 cup (250 mL) rolled oats
  10. 1 cup (250 mL) dried cranberries
  11. 1/2 cup (125 mL) flax seeds
  12. 1/2 cup (125 mL) raw sunflower seeds
  13. 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) ground cinnamon
  14. 1/2 cup (125 mL) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190° C). Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside.

2. Mix Becel® sticks with sugars in large bowl. Mix in eggs and vanilla until blended. Gradually add in flour mixture; mix just until blended. Add oats, cranberries, flax seeds, sunflower seeds and cinnamon. Divide dough in half. Press each half into ungreased 13 x 9-in. (33 x 23 cm) baking pan.

3. Bake 20 minutes or until golden. Cool 20 minutes on wire rack. Remove from pans, crumble and cool completely. Stir in mini chips.

Cranberry Chocolate Oatmeal Granola Cookies: Prepare cookie dough and stir in oats, cranberries, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, cinnamon and mini chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets, 2-in. (5 cm) apart. Bake 7 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool 2 minutes on wire rack; remove cookies from sheets and cool completely. Makes 84 cookies.

Cranberry Chocolate Oatmeal Granola Bites: Line 15 x 11-in. (38.1 x 27.9 cm) baking pan with sides with foil or parchment paper leaving 2-in. (5 cm) overhang; set aside. Prepare cookie dough and stir in 3/4 cup (175 mL) oats, 1/2 cup (125 mL) cranberries, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, cinnamon and 1/4 cup (60 mL) mini chips. Press dough into prepared pan. Top with remaining 1/4 cup (60 mL) oats, 1/2 cup (125 mL) cranberries and 1/4 cup (60 mL) mini chips and gently press into dough. Bake 20 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Using foil overhang, lift out of pan and cool completely. Cut into 48 pieces.

Nutritional Information

Calories

50 (2 Tbsp.)

Total Fat

2.5g (2 Tbsp.)

Polyunsaturated Fat

0.5g (2 Tbsp.)

Monounsaturated Fat

1g (2 Tbsp.)

Cholesterol

5mg (2 Tbsp.)

Sodium

40mg (2 Tbsp.)

Total Carbs

6g (2 Tbsp.)

Sugars

4g (2 Tbsp.)

Protein

1g (2 Tbsp.)

Calcium

6mg (2 Tbsp.)

Potassium

16mg (2 Tbsp.)

Omega-3

0.3g (2 Tbsp.)

Omega-6

0.3g (2 Tbsp.)

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