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Chai Spice Cranberry Pecan Granola on sheet pan with gray silicone wooden spoon held in hand

Chai Spice Cranberry Pecan Granola

  • Author: Aberdeen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 Servings 1x


Quick and simple homemade, autumn inspired granola recipe perfect on top of yogurt, with a splash of milk, or even as a snack on the go. Vegan and gluten free!



  • 3 cups gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup raw pepitas seeds
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Grease a large baking sheet.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together all ingredients, except for the cranberries and flax seeds, until completely mixed.
  3. Spread the granola mixture onto a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring and rotating the pan after 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, and stir in dried cranberries and flax seeds. Cool completely on a wire rack, stirring occasionally to avoid the hardened granola shelf effect .
  6. Store in an airtight jar and enjoy with yogurt, milk, or just as a snack!