Christmas Granola Recipe
I love to give food gifts like this Christmas Granola as Christmas gifts to close friends and family.
I enjoy making the homemade holiday treats for my friends and family because I know not everyone cooks and bakes like I do. They really appreciate it when I share my homemade goodies with them.
Every year I love making food gifts like this Christmas Granola recipe. Over the years I have made chocolate covered marshmallows, a peppermint hot cocoa mix which is a perfect gift in a jar or cocoa mug along with many more food gifts for Christmas.
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This granola recipe makes plenty of Christmas Granola to give as gifts and still have some leftover to keep for yourself.
The Christmas Granola recipe will make 6 cups of homemade granola.
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How To Make Christmas Granola
This homemade Christmas Granola is very easy to make. All you need to do is mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl.
Toss everything around so the crunchy granola ingredients get coated in the honey and the cinnamon.
Pour the granola ingredients out on a large baking sheet and spread it in an even layer.
You will need two large baking sheet if you make this recipe. Bake the granola in a low oven until it is golden brown. Do not over bake!
Let the hot granola cool down to room temperature before storing. If the granola is still warm when you put it in a storage container the heat will cause moisture to form in the container.
The freshly baked granola needs to be completely cool so all of the moisture can evaporate.
The Christmas Granola will last a couple of months if it is stored in an air tight container.
Quick Homemade Christmas Food Gifts
Christmas Granola is a very quick homemade Christmas food gift that you can make in less than an hour. Packaging it in pretty jars and bags will take a little more time if you decide to make a gift tag to hang on the jar.
As with most holiday things planning is important. You can make the Christmas Granola in the morning and package it in the afternoon if you are short on time.
Homemade Granola Tips
- Granola may seem a little damp after baking. As it cools the last of the moisture will evaporate.
- Allow granola to cool completely before storing.
- Store the granola in an airtight container to keep it fresh.
- Homemade granola can be sprinkles over yogurt, eaten out of hand as a snack or added to oatmeal or cereal.
How To Package Homemade Christmas Granola for Gift Giving?
When it comes to sharing Christmas Granola for the holidays you can package the granola as Gifts in Jar by filling mason jars and tying a pretty ribbon around the neck of the mason jar.
I made these cute ribbons with dehydrated orange slices, mini cinnamon sticks and raffia ribbon.
I also made cute vintage style round labels to attach to the mason jars or the clear cellophane bags to hand out as gifts.
Homemade granola can be package in mason jars, holiday cellophane bags or plastic Christmas containers. Add a pretty label to the front of the jar or bag.
I used three different types of Ball mason jars to show the different looks you can get when making Christmas Gifts in a Jar.
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- BALL Sharing Jars
- BALL Sure Seal Wire Bale Storage Jar
- Ball Pint Wide Mouth Mason Jars
- Christmas Granola Vintage Red Car with Tree Label
- Merry Christmas Granola Labels
- Christmas Granola Orange Pinecone Label
More Homemade Christmas Food Gift Ideas
- Movie Night Gift Basket: Make a Movie Night Gift Basket by filling a holiday basket or box with everything you might need for a movie night at home.
- Wine Lovers Gift Basket: No homemade food gifts here but a perfect gift basket for the wine lover in your life!
- Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix in a Mug: Make a batch of my special holiday peppermint hot cocoa mix, fill cellophane bags, add mini marshmallows, crushed candy canes then tie with a pretty ribbon and put the bag of cocoa mix in a holiday mug.
- Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Nuts: Candied Nuts make a great gift in a jar also. Save some for yourself and add a bowl to the tables when guests stop by.
- Homemade Vanilla Extract: Vanilla Extract is the perfect gift for family and friends who love to bake.
- Christmas Bark: Christmas Bark also makes a great gift in a jar for the holidays.
- Chocolate Fruit & Nut Clusters: These are one of the easiest Christmas candy recipes you will ever make.
- Chocolate Raspberry Jellies: Are a nostalgic Christmas candy from my childhood. An advanced candy recipe but so worth it.
More Christmas Recipes
Need a few more Christmas recipes for food gift ideas or to make during the Christmas holiday season? You can find these and many more Christmas recipes on the Christmas Recipes page.
If you are hosting a cookie exchange this year you might like to check out the free Christmas Cookie Exchange Printables that are available.Print
This homemade Christmas Granola Recipe is perfect for Christmas morning breakfast or a snack. It also makes a jolly homemade Christmas food gift that you can package in mason jars or cellophane bags to give as Christmas gifts. Tuck a bag of this Christmas Granola in a holiday gift basket.
- Juice and zest from 2 large navel oranges
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 6 cups old fashioned oats (19 oz container)
- 1 cup Instant barley oats
- 1 cup pecan halves, roughly chopped
- ¾ cup sliced almonds (4 oz bag)
- 1 ½ cups sweetened coconut flakes
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup vegetable oil or oil of choice
- Preheat oven to 350 F. degrees.
- Zest both of the oranges then cut in half and squeeze the orange juice.
- Measure the dried cranberries and raisins into a bowl. Pour the freshly squeezed orange juice over the dried fruit, toss and set aside until needed.
- In a large bowl add the measured old fashioned oats, the barley oats, the chopped pecans, slivered almonds, the coconut flakes and the ground cinnamon. Add the orange zest to the bowl. With a large wooden spoon mix the ingredients until they are evenly distributed through out.
- Next add the brown sugar and mix it in well with the wooden spoon.
- Add the dried fruit to the bowl with any liquid not absorbed by the dried fruit. Toss the fruit with the dry ingredients breaking up any clumps of fruit if needed.
- Lastly add the honey and oil to the bowl.
- Toss with the spoon until the honey and oil is evenly covering the granola ingredients.
- Divide the granola between two large baking sheets and spread out in an even layer.
- Bake each sheet for 10 to 20 minutes tossing with a spatula every 5 minutes until slightly golden and mostly dry.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow to cool.
- Once completely cool store granola in an airtight container.
- Or package in mason jars or cellophane bags tied with a ribbon.
- Category: Christmas Recipes
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1/4 cup
- Calories: 286
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