Healthy Holiday Granola {Perfect For Anytime Of The Year!}

I’m so excited to share the healthy holiday granola I am giving to friends and family this season! (If you are my friend or family member that is going to get one of these – sorry for ruining the surprise!) This granola makes the perfect breakfast to replace cereal or snack and/or holiday gift. I used my basic recipe for granola but purposely chose pistachios and red dried fruits like cherries, goji berries and cranberries for the ingredients to create a festive look.

This granola recipe is really perfect to make anytime of year – not just the holidays and sure does beat the overly processed kind you buy at the grocery store that is full of refined sugar, inflammatory oils, and added artificial or natural flavoring. 

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To create the gift containers, I used leftover Luna’s Living Kitchen Juice Glass Jars and brushed off the glue gun to glue some pretty ribbon around the bottles to cover up their logo. I could have easily bought inexpensive mason jars, but was looking forward to reusing these all year long – I drink A LOT of their organic raw juice! I still have many jars left that I haven’t used and plan to use them all year round (think baby showers, bridal showers, kids parties, etc… all you need to do is change the ribbon and out comes the perfect party favor!)

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Word to the wise: Make sure you add dried fruit in after baking, this will keep them from drying out too much, keeping them yummy and chewy. This is especially true for goji berries

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4.9 from 11 reviews
Food Babe's Healthy Holiday Granola
 
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups of raw nuts of your choice (I used pistachios and almonds)
  • ¾ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup coconut oil melted
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • ¾ cup dried cherries, goji berries or cranberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  2. Combine all ingredients except for dried fruit and mix well
  3. Place mixture on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  4. Bake for 1 hour (stirring every 20 mins so all sides evenly brown)
  5. Remove granola from oven and let cool
  6. Stir in dried fruit
  7. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks
Notes
***Please choose all organic ingredients if possible***

 

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Hope you share this recipe with friends and family this holiday season and all year round :) 

Cheers!
Food Babe

 

 

 

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99 Responses to “Healthy Holiday Granola {Perfect For Anytime Of The Year!}”

  1. Jacqueline

    Ooops! “Kombucha” :)

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  2. sarah lee

    i made this and LOVE it….how could i make it into “bars”?!

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  4. barb

    what is the calorie and sugar count of the granola?

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  5. Portia

    This is absolutely delicious! My whole family enjoyed this granola. The only problem with this is, you won’t be able to stop eating it! I’m serious, it’s sooooo yummy!

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  6. Gordon Bell

    OMG , we absolutely love your granola recipe. I will never buy granola again and can hardy wait for breakfast. Thank you so very much for your healthy and delicious recipes.

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  7. Bonnie K.

    I would like the nutritional information. Is one serving about a 1/2 cup?

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  8. Susan

    One of my littles doesn’t tolerate oats, any ideas for what I might be able to substitute? Quinoa flakes?

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  9. Madeline

    Could I replace the maple syrup with honey?

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  10. Kirsty

    Hi I live in New Zealand and am looking for a gluten free rolled oat equivalent. I used to love rolled oats but can no longer eat them. I’ve tried a few other things like Quinoa and Buckwheat but nothing compares to rolled oats. Any suggestions?? Thanjs

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  11. LouAnn Mallon

    Do you know you could make that even healthier by omitting the oil and substituting applesauce? YUM!

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  12. Jacqueline

    Is it possible also to list the nutrient content and sugars? I prepare meals for my diabetic grandson and it would really be beneficial to those who have to watch certain things already. The Christmas granola looks delicious and loaded with good carbs and proteins! Thank you.

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  13. BRAD

    the maple syrup adds a light flavor as oppose to honey that is overpowering hiding the other tastes.

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  14. Susan

    This is the BEST granola I have ever eaten!!! It’s addicting!

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  15. Melissa

    How can I make plain granola without the extras? Thank you

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