Easy Homemade Granola

This homemade granola is really easy to make and really adaptable. Use whatever fruits and nuts you have in your pantry. Make a double batch and give them as gifts.

christmas morning granola recipe

Granola is always a hit with my kids and I try to adapt it with the seasons. This recipe is really easy to make and incredibly adaptable. Use whatever fruits and nuts you have in your pantry.

I like blueberries and walnuts the best, but I also like to make a pumpkin spice one, and sometimes just plain with sliced almonds. During Christmas season, I use cherries and pepitas not only because they taste wonderful, but because they are Christmasy in color as well.

I like to have this granola in the house at all times because when I am craving something sweet (which is always) I can have a handful and my craving is gone, and it is better for me than a cookie.

Homemade Granola Ingredients //

  • 4 cups oats (preferably not quick-cooking, but that is what I had, I also prefer Irish Oatmeal)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries (I have some dried strawberries in here as well, I was trying to use up some of the other dried fruit in my pantry)
Christmas Morning Granola Recipe

How to Make // The Steps

Step 1:

In a large bowl, (it needs to be pretty big, as you are going to be tossing this) combine the oats, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nuts, and coconut.

Christmas Morning Granola Recipe

Step 2:

In another bowl, combine the oil, honey, and vanilla.

Christmas Morning Granola Recipe

Step 3:

Pour the liquids into the oats and toss well.

Christmas Morning Granola Recipe

Step 4:

Spread the granola out on a parchment-lined baking sheet. You clump it up at this point if you like. I like chunks of granola so I leave big globs on the parchment.

Christmas Morning Granola Recipe

Step 5:

Bake the granola in a preheated 300-degree oven for about 40 minutes. Every 10 minutes or so, give it a stir. You want the granola to dry out and the nuts to toast.

Christmas Morning Granola Recipe

Step 6:

Add the dried fruit to the pan and stir it in. Let the granola cool and keep in an airtight container for a week up to 10 days.

Christmas Morning Granola Recipe

Step 7:

Put the granola into a bowl and pour in some milk. If you are feeling really fancy, add some fresh fruit. Or sprinkle the granola over yogurt. Breakfast is served.

Christmas Morning Granola Recipe

And how cute does it look all wrapped up? It even has bells on.

Christmas Morning Granola Recipe
christmas morning granola recipe

Easy Homemade Granola

Yield: serves 8

Christmas Morning Granola - Make this to start Christmas morning on a good foot. You can make this for gift giving as well. I use this recipe to clean out my pantry. Use any nuts or dried fruit you have.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups oats (preferably not quick cooking, but that is what I had, I also prefer Irish Oatmeal)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries (I have some dried strawberries in here as well, I was trying to use up some of the other dried fruit in my pantry)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, (it needs to be pretty big, as you are going to be tossing this) combine the oats, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nuts, and coconut.
  2. In another bowl, combine the oil, honey, and vanilla.
  3. Pour the liquids into the oats and toss well.
  4. Spread the granola out on a parchment lined baking sheet. You clump it up at this point if you like. I like chunks of granola so I leave big globs on the parchment.
  5. Bake the granola in a preheated 300 degree oven for about 40 minutes. Every 10 minutes or so, give it a stir. You want the granola to dry out and the nuts to toast.
  6. Add the dried fruit to the pan and stir it in. Let the granola cool and keep in an airtight container for a week up to 10 days.
  7. Put the granola into a bowl and pour in some milk. If you are feeling really fancy, add some fresh fruit. Or sprinkle the granola over yogurt.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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This Post Has 28 Comments

  1. WBK

    I’m going to make these “Breakfast Baggies” for family & friends. Healthy, tasty and great way to start the New Years! Keep those recipes coming … your site is the BEST!

    1. bakedbree

      thank you so much! That is a great idea, I am sure that your friends and family will love it.

  2. Nikki

    Hi Bree! I just want to let you know that I make this granola about once a month. It has become a staple for my family. Thank You!

    1. bakedbree

      that makes me happy Nikki! Glad that you like it so much.

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