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Christmas Granola
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Festive Christmas granola is a high-fiber mix of oats, pistachios, cranberries, coconut, chia seeds, and psyllium husks. It’s flavored with cinnamon and orange and sweetened with maple syrup making for the best holiday breakfast or snack!
Serves: 10 (1/2 Cup Servings)
  • 1 ½ Cups Gluten-Free Rolled Oats*
  • ½ Cup Shelled Pistachios
  • ½ Cup Dried Cranberries
  • ½ Cup Coconut Flakes
  • ½ Cup Chia Seeds
  • ¼ Cup Psyllium Husks*
  • Zest of 1 Orange about 1 Tablespoon
  • ½ Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil Coconut or canola work well
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange Juice squeezed from the zested orange
  • 1 ½ Teaspoona Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 325º.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, pistachios, cranberries, coconut, chia seeds, psyllium husks, and orange zest.
  3. In a small pot over medium heat, combine the maple syrup, oil, orange juice, and cinnamon. Heat until the mixture comes just to a simmer. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and pinch of salt.
  4. Pour the maple syrup mixture over the granola mixture and stir combine. Be sure to mix well to get everything coated!
  5. Pour the granola mixture in an even layer on a half sheet pan lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper and transfer to the oven.
  6. Bake the granola for 45 minutes, rotating the pan in 15 minute increments. Do not stir the granola so that you’ll get nice clusters! The granola will be golden brown when it’s done, but won’t set up unitl it cools.
  7. Allow the granola to cool completely on the baking sheet before breaking up the clusters and transferring to an airtight container for storage.
Recipe Notes

To lessen cooking time, you can divide the granola between two baking sheets and cut the baking down to 25-30 minutes. You'll still want to rotate the pans. 

*You can find psyllium husks here. (Affiliate link)