Cranberry Orange Chia Granola

Prep Time:
5 minutes

Cook Time:
40 minutes

Total Time:
45 minutes

4 1/2 cups

Cranberry Orange Chia Granola

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Start your day right with our delicious and nutritious Cranberry Orange Chia Granola recipe—a perfect addition to your brunch spread that's healthy and incredibly easy to make. This recipe combines wholesome ingredients like oats, pistachios, chia seeds, dried cranberries and a burst of citrusy orange zest, all sweetened with organic wildflower honey and a touch of coconut oil.

First, start with the base of the granola: old-fashioned oats. Oats are packed with fiber, keeping you full and satisfied throughout the morning. They also provide a crunchy texture and a healthy and nutritious base for our recipe.

Shelled pistachios, chopped to perfection, add a delightful crunch and a dose of healthy fats. They add a satisfying texture and provide essential nutrients like protein, fiber and antioxidants. For an extra nutritional boost, incorporate chia seeds. These tiny powerhouses are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and protein, making them an excellent addition to any meal. Plus, they help bind the granola together while adding a subtle crunch.

The dried cranberries add a tart and chewy contrast to the crunchy granola, providing a hint of sweetness without being overly sugary. Paired with a tablespoon of orange zest, they create a delightful citrusy aroma that elevates the entire dish.

To bring everything together, use organic wildflower honey as a natural sweetener and coconut oil for richness and a hint of tropical flavor. A touch of pure vanilla and ground cinnamon adds warmth and depth to the flavor profile, while a pinch of sea salt balances out the sweetness.

This Cranberry Orange Chia Granola recipe is a delightful blend of textures and flavors—crunchy, nutty, sweet and citrusy—all in one delicious bite. Enjoy it as a topping for yogurt, a crunchy addition to your morning cereal or simply by the handful as a nutritious snack. With its simple preparation and wholesome ingredients, this granola will become a brunch favorite you'll repeatedly reach for.


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. In a large bowl combine oats, pistachios, chia seeds, cranberries and orange zest. Toss until orange zest is evenly distributed.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, combine honey, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Heat in microwave for 1 minute, stir. Continue cooking in 30-second intervals until coconut oil is melted.
  4. Add honey mixture to oat mixture. Toss until thoroughly coated. Transfer to a parchment or foil-lined baking sheet. Spread into an even layer and bake in the center of the oven for 20 minutes. Stir and continue cooking until evenly browned, about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature. Serve with your favorite yogurt or enjoy on its own. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Linsey, ALDI Test Kitchen


Calories 380 Total Fat 15g Sodium 170mg Total Carbohydrate 56g Fiber 6g Sugars 34g Protein 7g

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