Red Velvet Cookie Granola #LMDConnector

I’ve been wanting to make homemade granola for awhile now but I either didn’t have all the ingredients or I ended up making something else.  I went shopping with one of my sons last week and we came across Pillsbury’s Red Velvet Cookies in the refrigerated section.  Immediately my son wanted to try them so I obliged and he put them in the cart.  At first he thought we could make some trifles with them but as I continued to wander down the aisles I had a great idea.  Why not make Red Velvet Cookie Granola?  I’m so glad we did!

Red Velvet Cookie Granola | A Sweet Baker

This Red Velvet Cookie Granola recipe is so easy to make, even your kids can do it.  It’s a one bowl recipe and you’ll be eating it in under 30 minutes!  For the most part, my family ate the granola all throughout the day, a little handful here and there, but we also tried it as a cereal.  This would be perfect for Valentine’s Day morning because it turns your milk pink and the kids get to eat cookies for breakfast.  Not an everyday occasion but I’m sure they’d love it!

Red Velvet Cookie Granola | A Sweet Baker

Last year for Valentine’s Day I made Red Velvet Cinnamon Buns using Betty Crocker’s Red Velvet mix and they turned out so well that I was excited to try the Pillsbury’s Red Velvet cookie mix for this granola.  Since we’ve already ate all of this granola and it’s not even Valentine’s Day, I think I need to come up with some more recipes for my family.

Red Velvet Cookie Granola | A Sweet Baker

Some ideas I have are these Valentine Cookie Pops, these Chocolate Chip Heart Cookies or this Raspberry Mousse Brownie Pie. Whichever one I choose I know my family won’t complain!  They love dessert just as much as I do.

If you’re looking for some delicious and inspiring recipes make sure you visit Life Made Delicious to get inspired!  It’s my place to go to when I need some tasty meals that my kids will love.

Red Velvet Cookie Granola

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Turn Red Velvet Cookies into a delicious granola snack, filled with oats, coconut, pecans and chocolate chips.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. Pillsbury Red Velvet Cookie mix
  • 2 1/2 cups large flake oats
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

Allow Pillsbury Red Velvet Cookie mix to stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before using.
Preheat oven to 325 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine cookie mix, oats, coconut and pecans together. I used my hands as this allowed the ingredients to blend into the batter better.
Spread dough evenly onto prepared baking sheet, breaking up large clumps with your fingers.
Bake for 18-20 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool.
Once the granola is cool, break up the large pieces and sprinkle with the mini chocolate chips.
Store granola in an airtight container and enjoy on its own or as a cereal.
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Comments

  1. I love red velvet and granola, so this sounds like a winner to me. It looks delicious, Liz! :)

  2. Cookie granola?! This I have to try!

  3. Love homemade granola but adding red velvet – what a fantastic idea Liz! This looks amazing :)

  4. Yum!! I will have to look in the store for red velvet cookie mix. Would the red velvet cake possibly work as a substitute?

  5. RED VELVET GRANOLA?!? I’m swooning Liz, positively swooning! Now here is a granola I can get excited about!

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