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!
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
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)
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
Spread mixture on a baking sheet in an even layer
**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
Let cool completely
Store in an air-tight container
Can be eaten plain, with yogurt, salad, milk, or anyway your heart desires.