Do you want to make your house smell like Christmas? Make some of this granola, works like a charm. You will instantly be in the Christmas spirit!
Our homemade Christmas granola is packed with holiday flavor, big clusters of chewy crunchy morsels with cinnamon, nuts, cranberries and chocolate.
It is also a festive, edible gift when wrapped in a holiday bag and tied with a ribbon. You can also attach a hand written label with the recipe on it.
Prep time : 10 min.
Cooking time : 40 min.
Makes : 7 cups approx.
5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup Pecans, roughly chopped 1/2 cup Pistachios 1/3 cup Maple syrup 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup canola oil 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup dried Cranberries 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, (or dark)
Preheat oven to 320° F/ 160° C . Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the oats, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Add the oil, the sugar and maple syrup and stir until thoroughly combined. Make sure all of the oats are moistened. Spread onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and add the nuts and stir to combine. Return to the oven and bake for another 20 minutes or until golden brown. Allow granola to cool completely in order to get the crunchy clusters. Now add the dried Cranberries and Chocolate chips. Enjoy with milk or yoghurt or by the handful as a snack. Store in an airtight container.
All the flavours of Winter in a bowl, seriously delicious and good any time of day (or season), although I did make this with cold weather in mind. This spiced winter granola is my favourite comfort food for rainy cold days, and the dried chewy cherries pair so well with the warm spices, honestly self control doesn’t stand a chance here, you’ll find yourself eating it by the handful but that’s ok since it’s full of healthy goodness.
5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup hazelnuts
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon star anise, ground
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup light brown sugar or coconut sugar
1/3 cup melted coconut oil or canola oil
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup dried Cherries
I have taken a different approach this time and made a caramel like sticky sauce to stir thru the Oats, so good…
In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar with the water and maple syrup and cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture comes to a boil. Cook for a few minutes to reduce.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the syrup cool slightly.
Add the vanilla.
Preheat oven to 320° F/ 160° C degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Toss the oats, spices. hazelnuts, seeds and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
Add the coconut/canola oil to the brown sugar syrup and stir until thoroughly combined.
Pour the syrup over the oat mixture and mix well with a rubber until thoroughly combined. Make sure all of the oats are moistened.
Spread onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes.
Rotate baking tray halfway thru.
Allow granola to cool completely in order to get the crunchy clusters.
Now add the dried Cherries.
Store this in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a month.
Aloha is the first thing that comes to mind when I think about this Tropical Granola.
It’s loaded with all things tropical like Pineapple, Coconut, Cashew nuts, Banana chips and a touch of Lime. I can honestly say, one bite and you will be swept away to a sandy beach with palm trees and a beautiful sunrise. The perfect breakfast if you ask me.
I’ve used freeze-dried Sweet Pineapple, toasted coconut flakes, salty cashew nuts, chia seeds, oats and a few other things and the combo is…..Pure heaven.
You may wonder about the salty cashew nuts, but I assure you that in combination with the sweet pineapple and coconut it’s magic.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
• 4 Cups Whole Oats
• 1 Cup Puffed Quinoa
• 1/2 Cup Cashew nuts, salted
• 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Seeds
• 1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
• Zest of 1 Lime
• Juice of 1/2 Lime
• 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
• 1/3 Cup Coconut oil, melted
• 1/3 Cup + 2 tbsp. Agave Syrup
• 1/2 Cup Banana Chips
• 1/2 Cup Coconut flakes
• 3/4 Cup Pineapple Chunks, freeze-dried
1. Pre heat the oven to 310 F / 160 C.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Mix very well. In a smaller bowl combine the lime juice, vanilla, melted coconut oil and Agave syrup. Pour this mixture over the oat mixture in the larger bowl and stir to combine very well, so everything is covered with the liquid mixture.
Divide evenly over the lined baking tray and place in the middle of the oven.
Bake for 35 minutes, stirring very ten minutes. After 20 minutes add the banana chips, coconut flakes and pineapple chunks. Leave the granola untouched for the last five minutes so cluster can form.
Remove from oven when golden and toasted and leave to cool completely before storing in an air tight container.
Will keep for up to four weeks.
P.S. You can nibble on this as a snack too.
This fantastic Granola is chocolatey and super crunchy. It has very little fat and very little sweetener. All natural, all healthy, ’cause that’s what we’re doing this month. Are you with me?
…and ONLY 6 INGREDIENTS.
4 Cups whole rolled oats
1 Cup large Coconut flakes
1/2 Cup whole almonds
1/3 Cup honey
1/4 Cup coconut oil
1/4 Cup cacao powder
Pre heat the oven to 160 C / 320 F
In a large bowl mix all the ingredients.
Layer a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the granola mix out evenly over the baking sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Toss the granola around at least 4 times during cooking time making sure it toasts evenly all over.
After 30 minutes. Take out the tray and leave to cool completely before storing away in a large Mason jar or similar.
Will keep for about three to four weeks.