Christmas Spice Granola


  • 1 Cup of Gluten Free Oats (100g)
  • 1 Cup of Flaked Almonds (100g)
  • 1/2 Cup of Pecans, Roughly Chopped (50g)
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Allspice
  • 1/2 Cup of Dried Cranberries (75g)
  • 1/4 Cup of Melted Coconut Oil (60ml)
  • 1/4 Cup of Maple Syrup (60ml)

I’m a christmas freak- I came up with this recipe purely to make my kitchen smell like christmas! This granola is as festive as the smell of fresh pine trees with the best crunch and incredible flavour. It’s full of christmasy spices and the maple syrup gives it lovely crisp clusters which taste amazing with the roasted pecans and chewy cranberries. It’s the perfect thing to have in the cupboard for wintery breakfasts or by the handful with a cup of tea.IMG_9106

Preheat the oven to 180’C. Combine the gluten free oats, flaked almonds and pecans in a large bowl.

Add in all of the spices and mix well.

Drizzle in the melted coconut oil and maple syrup and mix well.

Spread the mixture out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 180’C for about 15 minutes until golden brown, tossing once in the middle.

Leave it to cool and crisp up on a wire rack before tossing it into clusters then mix in the dried cranberries. Make sure it’s completely cooled before storing in an airtight container.

7 Comments to Christmas Spice Granola

  1. francie duff says:

    Delicious Indy. Look forward to making this. x F

  2. francie duff says:

    Delicious Indy.
    x F

  3. Shelley says:

    Could I use sultanas and raisins instead

  4. Sorcha says:

    20 minutes at 180 and mine was completely burnt 🙁

    • Indy Power says:

      Oh no! Were you using a fan oven? All of my recipes are for a regular oven temperature, in general fan ovens are about 20’C hotter so you need to use a lower temp than stated if using one. I always bake my granolas at 180’C x

      • Sorcha says:

        No I never use the fan. Just made another batch but lowered temperature to 150 and it worked a treat. Smells devine!