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Christmas Granola Recipe for Easy Homemade Food Gifts

This Christmas Granola recipe is an easy, healthy homemade treat packed with wholesome grains, nuts, and fruit, that tastes like Christmas in every bite. Perfect for Christmas food gifts!

Bowl of Christmas Granola with jarred homemade granola for food gifts

And who doesn’t love homemade food gifts at Christmas?

Simple to make, this Christmas granola bakes in about 20 minutes and is ready for gift packaging shortly after.

Bowl of Christmas Granola with mason jars ready to gift

Christmas Granola is Delicious in So Many Ways

  • Healthy snacks on the go
  • Delicious Christmas breafast with milk
  • Festive topping with yogurt
  • Sprinkled over baked apples or ice cream

The possibilities are rather endless.

Jars of Christmas Granola with red and white ribbon

How to Gift Christmas Granola

Homemade food gifts are so appreciated and rather easy to make!

This Christmas Granola is no exception. Much like our 5 Minute Christmas Crack, or Spiced Nuts, this granola is easy to pack into mason jars and tied with festive ribbons.

It can also be packaged into cellophane bags or treat bags. Also tied with Christmas ribbon.

What to Love About Christmas Granola

  • Sweet, Christmas gingerbread flavors
  • Crunchy and delicious
  • Festive and perfect for homemade gifts
  • Wholesome and nutritious
  • Simple and easy to make

Christmas Granola Recipe Ingredients

Like our Healthy Granola Recipe, this Christmas granola is easy to adjust ingredients to your taste preferences. Here’s the ingredients I added into mine:

  • Old-fashioned rolled oats
  • Nuts and/or seeds (I used almonds, pecans, walnuts and pumpkin seeds)
  • Dried fruit (I used cranberries and dates)
  • Salt
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground ginger
  • Cloves
  • Melted butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Canola oil
  • Maple syrup
  • Molasses
  • Vanilla extract
Baked Christmas Granola
The granola is so tasty, you have to watch out for roaming family members (my husband) who can hardly resist handfuls.

How to Make this Christmas Granola Recipe

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment; set aside.

Step 1: Add Dry Ingredients to a Large Bowl

Add oats, nuts, and dried fruit to a large bowl; set aside.

Unbaked Christmas Granola on a Sheet Pan

Step 2: Combine Flavoring

In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the oil, maple syrup, molasses, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Whisk in the brown sugar until dissolved. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well.

Spread the mixture evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.

Christmas Granola cooling on the counter

Step 3: Bake Christmas Granola

Bake for 18 to 23 minutes, stirring halfway through. It browns quickly so watch it toward the end.

Once browned, remove from the oven and let cool completely on the pan.

Closeup view of mason jar with Christmas Granola Recipe

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Bowl of Christmas Granola with jarred homemade granola for food gifts

Easy Christmas Granola Recipe

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Christmas Granola is an easy, healthy homemade treat packed with wholesome grains, nuts, and fruit, that tastes like Christmas in every bite. Perfect for Christmas food gifts!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1½ cup nuts and/or seeds (I used almonds, pecans and walnuts)
  • 2/3 cup dried fruit (I used cranberries and dates)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of cloves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment; set aside.
  2. Add oats, nuts, and dried fruit to a large bowl; set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the oil, maple syrup, molasses, melted butter, spices, and vanilla extract. Whisk in the brown sugar until dissolved. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 18 to 23 minutes, stirring halfway through. It browns quickly so watch it toward the end.
  6. Once browned, remove from the oven and let cool completely on the pan.

    Notes

    GLUTEN FREE: Use certified gluten-free oats.

    NUT FREE: Use seeds, like pepitas or sunflower seeds, instead of nuts.

    How long Does it Last?

    If stored correctly, the Christmas Granola should last a couple of weeks at least.

    Serving Ideas:

    Perfect as a snack, but delicious with milk, as a topping for yogurt or ice cream or on fruit. The serving size is about 1/2 cup and makes about 16 servings or 8 to 10 pint-size mason jars.

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    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 16 servings Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 171mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 4gSugar: 11gProtein: 5g

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    2 Comments

    1. This is a great recipe. My husband can’t leave it alone. It also makes such a pretty homemade gift from your kitchen. Thank you for the recipe.

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