Cranberry-Orange Granola (vegan & gluten-free)

by Charlie Rioux on May 15, 2014

Before making granola for the first time, I thought it was hard and long to make. Then I made it once, and realized it is soooo quick and easy! Since then, I developed a love for making granola and creating new flavors. This is my fifteenth granola recipe! Crazy!

Cranberry Orange Granola Vegan Gluten-Free

I actually created this recipe during the holidays because I wanted something christmasy and I thought orange and cranberries were perfect. It was my first time using orange in a granola and I loved it! It definitely yields a sweet and flavorful granola.

Although I created the granola during the holidays, fruity flavors are also perfect for spring! So here I am, sharing a granola recipe that is, in fact, perfect for every season.

Cranberry-Orange Granola

Cranberry-Orange Granola

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Dry ingredients:

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup brown rice crisp cereal
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds, grounded
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/3 cup pepitas
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped

Wet ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp orange flavor
  • zest of 1 orange


  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Directions: Preheat oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients. Add all the wet ingredients to a small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until everything is well combined. Pour on dry ingredients and stir until coated.

Spread evenly on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, stirring after 10. Let cool completely on the baking sheets.

Transfer to a bowl and stir in the dried cranberries. Store in an air-tight container.

Cranberry Orange Granola


I’m back with a design update!

by Charlie Rioux on May 9, 2014

It’s been quite a while since I posted! I actually have a pile of recipes getting bigger and bigger that I really want to post! And I’ll start to do so next week :).

I had a long and extremely demanding semester at school that made it hard to keep on blogging. At the same time, I was trying to find a way to update my design because I was tired of seeing this cupcake header!

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I finally has the idea of using apple this week, after buying a big bag of delicious pink lady apples (my favorite!). I wanted to use something fresh and healthy because, although I do eat and make treats, I still eat mostly fresh and healthy meals and snacks. Nothing better than a crunchy apple ;). I also wanted to make the content column larger so I could use bigger pictures. Out with the old, in with the new!

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With two big design updates since I began this blog, all of my posts are not formatted anymore. So I’ll have to go through every single post and page (over 300!) to reformat everything, and I also want to index with new keywords. This is going to be a long process but I do believe it will be worth it!

See you next week with a new recipe :).


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