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Chocolate Pomegranate Granola Bites

Chocolate Pomegranate Granola Bites on Rack

 

These chocolate pomegranate cookies have a fantastic granola taste and, even though they’re small, they’re substantial enough that one is quite satisfying. This recipe makes 40 cookies and if you lack that self-control like I do, you’ll want to freeze a bunch–thaw them on the countertop or zap them in the microwave for a few seconds before eating.

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Chocolate Pomegranate Granola Bites

Chocolate Pomegranate Granola Bites [Recipe]

Hearty little granola cookies with crunchy pomegranate seeds and mini chocolate chips.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 40

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c. rolled oats
  • 3/4 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. dried pomegranate seeds (if you cannot find them, use chopped dried cranberries or cherries instead)
  • 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine ingredients through cinnamon. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and both sugars until incorporated. Add egg and vanilla, mix thoroughly. Add oat mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in seeds and chocolate chips.
  3. Drop large teaspoons of batter onto 2 ungreased cookie sheets, about 1 inch apart. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden. Let cookies rest on cookie sheets for 2 minutes, then cool on wire racks.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Kelly
    November 3, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Yum! This sounds so good! I love the mix of sweet and tart.

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    blueviolet
    November 3, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever thought to bake with pomegranates. This sounds scrumptious!

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    Donna
    November 3, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    This sounds so good, and healthy, too. 🙂

  • Reply
    BKWilliams
    November 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    The photo is really good and the cookies sound wonderful. I certainly agree about adding chocolate.

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      The Type A Housewife
      November 4, 2011 at 5:57 am

      Chocolate is the best part of any cookie! 🙂 As soon as I saw the original recipe, I thought to myself, “Oh, all this needs is some chocolate chips!”

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    Grumpy Grateful Mom
    November 4, 2011 at 12:56 am

    These look fabulous! I’m not a raisin person at all. I didn’t realize you could buy dried pomegranate seeds. Sounds fun to try. 🙂

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      The Type A Housewife
      November 4, 2011 at 5:55 am

      They’re not easy to find, but they’re so worth it if you do. I’m not a big dried fruit person period, but I’ll eat dried pomegranate seeds. 🙂

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    BusyWorkingMama
    November 4, 2011 at 9:09 am

    YUM!! I’ve never baked with Pomegranate but we love it fresh. I just picked one up yesterday – love that they are back in season!

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      The Type A Housewife
      November 4, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      I love it fresh too! I just posted about that today–I wait all year for pomegranate season! In fact, I’m going to pick some up tomorrow.

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    Beeb Ashcroft
    November 4, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I love to bake, but I don’t do it unless there is a party or some other event that I can bring them to, because I have no will power around baked goods either! Thanks for this recipe, great photo!

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    Katie
    June 18, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I’ve never seen dried pomegranate seeds before, but now I’ll keep a lookout for them!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      June 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      They are tricky to find! Trader Joe’s used to always have them, but I think they might be seasonal? But cranberries, cherries, and raisins all work well in these cookies too. 🙂

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