Tag Archives: dried cranberries

Cranberry-Raisin Toasted Oat Cereal

Here’s a great way to make your own healthy toasted oat cereal! I really like the taste of toasted oats—they have a richer, slightly nuttier flavor when they’re toasted in the oven. This cereal is not sweet like granola and it’s not as crunchy as granola either, since it doesn’t have a honey or maple syrup coating. But if you like the idea of eating pure toasted oats with dried cranberries, raisins, and nuts mixed in, then this cereal is for you! The cranberries and raisins give it a nice natural sweetness and the nuts give it a nice crunchiness!

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Loaded Sweet Potato Muffins

Sweet potatoes are something many of us enjoy eating year-round…baked sweet potatoes, sweet potato fries, sweet potato “bowls”—there are lots of ways you can enjoy them! But it’s mainly in the fall and winter when I use sweet potatoes in my baking, and these Loaded Sweet Potato Muffins are one of my favorite things to make!

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Pumpkin-Cranberry Muffins

Pumpkin and cranberry are two great flavors to enjoy for the holidays! I really like these Pumpkin-Cranberry Muffins because they have dried cranberries, golden raisins, chopped pecans, and spices mixed in the batter—they just seem perfect for this time of year! You don’t really need a glaze for these, since they’re sweet enough on their own, but I’ve included a recipe for Cream Cheese Icing that you can spread or drizzle over these muffins if you like!

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Cranberry Banana Bran Bread

After making some Apple-Bran Muffins, I wanted to use some All-Bran® cereal in a quick bread recipe to see how that would turn out. I happened to have some very ripe bananas, too, so this Cranberry Banana Bran Bread was what I ended up making!  It’s a good, hearty quick bread that is moist, thanks to  the bananas, with a nice sweetness from the dried cranberries—and I really think the cranberries are a must in this bread. They add a tasty little punch to the overall flavor. The bread just wouldn’t be as good without those dried cranberries!

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Cranberry-Broccoli Salad

Hear’s a recipe that I like to make over the holidays, but it’s actually great any time of the year! It’s called Cranberry-Broccoli Salad. The dried cranberries and the honey-sweetened dressing add a light sweetness to this side

dish. And the sharp Cheddar cheese and bacon bits add some savory flavor. Mix those things in with some crunchy veggies, pepitas, sunflower kernels, and chopped pecans, and you have a delicious combination of flavors!

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