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Almond Cranberry Granola

Almond Cranberry Granola recipe

A medley of oats, almonds and cranberries that is a perfect plant-based snack, and can also be added to decorative glass jars and given as gifts during the holiday season.

  • Author: Dr. Rosane Oliveira
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35-40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50-55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
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  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp water, warm
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups almonds, raw or dry-roasted, sliced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup cranberries, dried, unsweetened


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare chia ‘egg’ by combining chia seeds with water. Set aside.
  3. Mix oats, almonds, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  4. Add chia ‘egg’, maple syrup, applesauce, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
  5. Spread granola on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Flip and cook another 15-20 minutes until granola is crispy and golden.
  7. Cool for 1 hour then stir in dried cranberries.

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Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD

President & CEO, Plant-Based Life Foundation | Dr. Rosane Oliveira combines a lifelong passion for nutrition with 25 years of genetics research to create programs that help people develop healthy habits on their journey towards a more plant-based lifestyle. She is a Visiting Clinical Professor in Public Health Sciences and was the founding director of the first Integrative Medicine program at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate studies in Brazil and did her postdoctoral training in immunogenetics and functional genomics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.