Addictive Orange Cinnamon Granola: A sweet and citrusy granola that's filled with chia seeds, almonds, and rolled oats. A wholesome vegan and gluten free breakfast or snack! || fooduzzi.com recipe

Addictive Orange Cinnamon Granola

It’s Monnnnday! Are you ready to take on the week like the superstar I know you are?!

I’m SO ready.

Addictive Orange Cinnamon Granola: A sweet and citrusy granola that's filled with chia seeds, almonds, and rolled oats. A wholesome vegan and gluten free breakfast or snack! || fooduzzi.com recipe

Addictive Orange Cinnamon Granola: A sweet and citrusy granola that's filled with chia seeds, almonds, and rolled oats. A wholesome vegan and gluten free breakfast or snack! || fooduzzi.com recipe

In all honesty though, I’ve had a pretty successful start to 2017. Even if it is just a week+ old.

I’ve found a new “system” that helps me stay on top of my work and recipes, which has seriously been life-changing. I’m planning ahead, rather than just scrambling to come up with a recipe to release the next day. And…

I started vlogging. On YouTube.

I know. I don’t really know how I feel about it yet. But within the past six months, I’ve seriously become addicted to YouTube. And I was NEVER a YouTube kid growing up. While everyone was watching funny cat videos on YouTube in high school, I was customizing my MySpace prof. Or playing basketball. Or watching Psych reruns on TV.

But now? Wow. I love it. There are so many fun things to learn on YouTube, and I hope that you guys

You can follow along with me here. And here’s my newest video (it’s a fun vegan grocery haul from Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and Costco!). Don’t forget to subscribe! Pretty please. 😉

Addictive Orange Cinnamon Granola: A sweet and citrusy granola that's filled with chia seeds, almonds, and rolled oats. A wholesome vegan and gluten free breakfast or snack! || fooduzzi.com recipe

So what does vlogging have to do with this Addictive Orange Cinnamon Granola?

Much like YouTube, I never really liked oranges. Until this year. I know I talked about this phenomenon last week, but I mean, since we’ve had two orange-centric recipes in the last two weeks, I think it warrants being mentioned yet again. I’m amazed at how big of an orange freak I’ve become this year.

So, naturally, I had to combine it with oats.

This granola. Is. Insane. In fact, after I baked it off, I went outside to scrape the snow off my car, and I could SMELL IT. And then when I got closer to my door, I realized that the delicious smell of cinnamon and orange and maple was seeping through the door.

Free smells, friends. I’m giving you free smells.

And honestly, it couldn’t be simpler. Dry ingredients (oats, almonds, chia seeds) go in one bowl, another bowl is filled with your wet ingredients (maple syrup, coconut oil, cinnamon, orange zest, vanilla extract). Combine the two, bake for 30ish minutes, and smell and munch your way to orange cinnamon nirvana.

Addictive Orange Cinnamon Granola: A sweet and citrusy granola that's filled with chia seeds, almonds, and rolled oats. A wholesome vegan and gluten free breakfast or snack! || fooduzzi.com recipe

And you can seriously use this granola in any way, and at any time, you want.

  • Breakfast: Use it as a cereal with milk! Scoop it on top of a smoothie bowl!
  • Lunch/Snack: Munch on a bag of it on it’s own!
  • Dinner: Throw it into a salad for some crunch!

You’ll want to do it all. It’s that good.

If you love my Lemon Chia Seed Granola, you will LOVE this orange cinnamon flavor. Enjoy, friends!

Addictive Orange Cinnamon Granola

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A sweet and citrusy granola that's filled with chia seeds, almonds, and rolled oats. A wholesome vegan and gluten free breakfast or snack!

You'll Need...

  • 2 cups rolled oats (gf if you want)
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds or walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 3 Tbsp. melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • zest of 2 large oranges
  • 1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch salt

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine oats, almonds, and chia seeds in a large bowl, and quickly mix to combine. In a separate bowl, combine melted coconut oil, maple syrup, orange zest, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  3. Pour wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula until all of the dry ingredients are coated in the mixture.
  4. Pour mixture onto your prepared baking sheet and flatten into one layer. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn the baking sheet, and bake for another 5-10 minutes, or until the outside becomes lightly golden.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to come to room temperature before breaking the pieces apart. Store in an air-tight container.

Addictive Orange Cinnamon Granola: A sweet and citrusy granola that's filled with chia seeds, almonds, and rolled oats. A wholesome vegan and gluten free breakfast or snack! || fooduzzi.com recipe

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16 Comments

  • Reply Britney @ Savour & Shine January 9, 2017 at 10:44 AM

    YUM! Have to admit, I’m not the biggest fan of oranges either, but maybe this granola can turn that around ;) Can’t wait to try!

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] January 10, 2017 at 3:02 PM

      I think you’d love it, Britney! It’s not overly orangey, and the cinnamon really shines through :)

  • Reply Sarah | Well and Full January 9, 2017 at 10:46 AM

    I feel you, girl…. planning ahead is GAME-CHANGING when you have a blog! I started a planner to schedule my recipes ahead of time and it’s been so awesome!! :D

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] January 10, 2017 at 3:02 PM

      It SERIOUSLY is. Coming from a life-long procrastinator, I’m amazed at how much I’m loving planning ;)

  • Reply Sarah January 9, 2017 at 12:35 PM

    This looks so delicious, Alexa! Loved your first video :) Do you guys ever shop at Aldi? Our routine is usually get everything we can at Aldi, then Trader Joe’s, then Market District. Aldi has such a great selection of nuts, dried fruit, chia seeds, etc. plus good produce! We usually find our veggie broth and almond milk there too. I’m excited to see more from your channel!

    xo, Sarah
    http://www.thesurznickcommonroom.com

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] January 10, 2017 at 3:04 PM

      Thanks so much, Sarah! We shopped at Aldi quite a bit in our first place, but we don’t go there quite as much. I love it for nuts and dried fruit too! I’ve never tried their veggie brother, but I totally need to try that; I’m having trouble finding one I love! Thanks for the reminder :)

  • Reply anthony January 9, 2017 at 2:15 PM

    Hi Alexa,

    Nice header in today’s email ( I got a fever…”), pulling in – for me anyway – Christopher Walken and his SNL “Cowbell” skit, which still amuses me to this day. But if you want to stay true to his line, it’s “…and the only ‘prescription’ is more …”.

    But maybe you had something else in mind, and if so, my apologies.

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] January 10, 2017 at 3:01 PM

      *facepalm* that was TOTALLY my bad. Yes, I was referring to the Cowbell skit; I must have just had “subscription” on my brain because I was writing an email to all of my lovely subscribers ;) Thanks for calling me out on that – totally a mistake!

  • Reply Debi January 9, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    This sounds amazing but I have to admit – it would take a pretty amazing granola to pull me away from my first love – your Lemon Chia Seed Granola! ;)

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] January 10, 2017 at 3:05 PM

      Hahaha! I’m so glad you like that Lemon Chia Seed Granola so much :) This one is veerrrry similar, just with a different citrus fruit!

  • Reply Liz January 9, 2017 at 4:22 PM

    I would have NEVER thought to put orange in granola— genius!! Can’t wait to try!

  • Reply Rhonda January 9, 2017 at 10:00 PM

    Delicious!! I just made your Orange Cinnamon Granola and it’s incredible AND my house smells amazing. Thank you for the recipe.

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] January 10, 2017 at 3:06 PM

      Oh that’s so awesome, Rhonda! I’m so so glad you liked it :) Thanks for trying it!

  • Reply Megan January 9, 2017 at 10:25 PM

    My brother and I are going on a roadtrip at the end of this month and I was thinking granola might be a good snack as we go…so this recipe looks perfect!

    • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] January 10, 2017 at 3:07 PM

      Ooh that sounds like so much fun! I agree; granola is perfect road trip food!

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