Yummy Lemon Cranberry Chia Granola Recipe by Giovannah Philippeaux

So I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and that is primarily because I like to eat. A little part of me also enjoys cooking for other people, but it is mostly because I like to eat. So here is my recipe for LCC Granola or Lemon Cranberry Chia Granola. It is delicious and not overpoweringly sweet. Plus the lemon juice and skin adds a wonderful yummy surprise. Oddly enough, I like to through some on top of creamy oatmeal; so it’s an oats on oats kind of situation. This dish is lovely and really (I mean really) easy to make. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

Wet:

1 Medium Sized Lemon (Juice and 1 inch of peel cut finely)

¼ cup Vegetable Oil

¼ cup Honey

1 tbsp Vanilla Extract

2 Large Egg Whites

Dry:

¼ cup Packed Light Brown Sugar

½ cup Regular Brown Sugar

½ cup Dried Cranberries

½ cup Chia Seeds

3 ½ cup Rolled Oats (Uncooked Oatmeal)

Directions

Preheat oven to 325

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

In a large bowl combine all of the wet ingredients, mix well

Add the light and regular brown sugars, mix well

Add oats 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each cup

Lemon Granola Pic 1

Spread mixture on a baking sheet in an even layer

Lemon Granola Pic 2

**Note: “Lumps” in the above photo are dissolved brown sugar lumps. Yum!

Bake about 20 – 30 minutes, until golden and fragrant, gently turning every few minutes. I left mine of 30 minutes, I would like to say it is because I like my granola extra crunchy but it’s because I forgot it in the oven. But this recipe is so simple you can’t mess it up and it came out delicious anyway.

During the last 5 minutes of baking add the dried cranberries, mix

Lemon Granola Pic 3

Let cool completely

Store in an air-tight container

Can be eaten plain, with yogurt, salad, milk, or anyway your heart desires.

Enjoy!

Lemon Granola Pic 4

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