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Homemade Granola Cups

Homemade Granola Cups– Oats. honey, dried cranberries, chocolate chunks and flaked coconut all baked in a muffin pan and served with a dollop of yogurt and a drizzle of honey.

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I have a new favorite breakfast/snack. Guys, ohh emmm geee!! These homemade granola cups loaded with dried cranberries and chocolate chunks are the greatest thing since sliced bread. I just can’t get enough of them.

I loaded these bad boys up with dried cranberries, and chocolate chunk pieces. As they bake the chocolate softens a bit and when you take a bite you notice the tartness of the cranberries which is like a match made in heaven with the chocolate.  Mind blown!

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If I am eating homemade granola cups for breakfast I like to warm it up in the microwave for a few seconds and then add a little bit of yogurt and a drizzle of honey. However, these are also great for taking on the go for a quick snack. I had errands to run the other day and I wrapped one of these up and ate it while I was out and about. Since I wasn’t home I enjoyed it plain and they are sooo good with or without the yogurt and honey.

Since Jason loves to have a smoothie for breakfast I’ve been packing one of these in his lunch box so he can have one for a midmorning snack.

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These granola cups are something you can feel good about eating too. They’re full of oats, flaxseed, flaked coconut, honey, dried cranberries and dark chocolate chunks. I just had to add the chocolate and believe me it was an awesome decision. You’re welcome! πŸ˜‰

I used my regular size muffin pan and my recipe yielded 9 granola cups.

Granola Cups
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup old fashioned oats
  2. 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  3. 2 tablespoons flaxseed
  4. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  5. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  8. 1/2 cup dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
  9. 1/2 cup slivered almonds, coarsely chopped
  10. 1/2 cup chocolate chunks
  11. 2 tablespoons flaked coconut
  12. 4 tablespoons honey
  13. 2 tablespoons canola oil
  14. 1 tablespoon butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Spray muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray
  3. In a large bowl combine oats, flour, baking soda, flaxseed, brown sugar.
  4. Stir in cranberries, chocolate, almonds and coconut.
  5. In a small mixing bowl combine honey, canola oil, butter, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  6. Add to oat mixture.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin cups, packing tightly and pressing down using the back a spoon.
  9. Bake for 12 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and press the tops with the back of the spoon, again.
  11. Allow to cool on wired racks.
  12. Carefully remove from pan and allow to cool completely on wired racks.
Notes
  1. Layer granola in an airtight container between sheets of parchment paper or waxed paper. Refrigerate up to three days.
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens
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Born and raised in Southern Illinois. My journey has brought me to Louisville, Ky where I live with my architect husband, Jason and our little dog, Fonzie. We enjoy exploring our city and eating good food. I am happy to be able to share great recipes with you and snap some photos along the way. I sincerely hope you enjoy exploring my blog as much as I have enjoyed creating it!

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Comments

  1. This is such an awesome idea; I just love it Tiffany!

  2. These look amazing. My husband loves granola and dried cranberries together. I think he would love a batch of these.

  3. Beautiful photos! Love the creativity here. The granola looks amazing.
    Blessings,
    Shari

  4. What a great pour shot, Tiffany! Love it! And love these granola cups! So much goodness is in them!

  5. Those look amazing! I’ve been looking for good make ahead breakfast ideas that are healthy but easy to grab and go during the week. These would be perfect. Pinned to share! πŸ™‚

  6. Love this idea! It would be awesome for my kids, too, who somehow make the messiest mess when eating granola (ya think?). I’m totally gonna make these and play around with the idea for some of my granola recipes, too!

    • Christina, there are sooo many variations that can be done using this concept! I hope your kiddos don’t make too much of a mess eating them. πŸ˜‰

  7. With this pregnancy, I crave yogurt parfaits…love the idea of making these into cups!!! So clever!

  8. What a great idea, granola can be so messy, but I like how it’s clumped together easily like this as an alternative to a bar!

  9. These looks so delicious, I am definitely going to give them a try. You should link these up at the Creative Collection Link Party this friday at 5pm EST.

  10. Looks delicious and your photos are amazing!

  11. These look amazing, I know my kids would love these – perfect swim meet snacks as well!!

  12. These seriously look amazing! Yum! I’m so trying these!!!

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