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Christmas Granola served in a cream bowl on a white background

Christmas Granola

  • Author: Elizabeth Waterson I Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 10 Servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Cranberries, Pistachios, Mixed Spice Orange Zest & Juice make this Granola scream Christmas 



  • 64 Grams (1/4 cup) Coconut Oil
  • 74 Grams (1/3 cup) Brown Sugar
  • 74 Grams (1/3 cup) Real Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Large Orange, Zested and half juiced
  • 2 Teaspoons Mixed Spice
  • 110 Grams (1 Cup) Unshelled Pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 30 Grams (1/3 Cup) Sliced Almonds
  • 360 Grams (4 cups) Rolled Oats
  • 120 Grams (1 Cup) Dried Cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 325F/162C and line a baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the maple syrup, brown sugar, coconut oil, vanilla extract, mixed spice, zest of full orange and half of oranges juice . Fold in oats, almonds and pistachios and mix until fully combined.
  3. Dump onto baking sheet and using a spatula press down so granola is in a compact even layer.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes then sprinkle cranberries on top, bake for an additional 10 minutes, the granola will be a beautiful golden brown.
  5. Let cool on baking rack for 1 hour then break into clusters. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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