Crunchy Spices Granola

Healthy homemade crunchy spices granola, perfect for breakfast during the festive period. It’s so easy to make, and so much better than store-bought granola! This healthy Christmas granola recipe is perfect for getting you in the mood for the festive season! It also makes an excellent budget-friendly gift that suits everyone – think teachers, neighbours, or hard to buy for family members..


  • 2 cups old fashioned oats/rolled oats
  • ½ cup unsalted almonds
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup dried cranberries


  • Preheat oven to 160°C. And line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix the oats with almonds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds. Then in a small bowl, combine maple syrup with coconut oil and melt the coconut oil in the microwave if necessary.
  • Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, add the spices, give the mixture a good mix then spread on the baking tray.
  • Press the mixture down, and bake for 20 minutes. Give the mixture a mix and gently press it down with a spoon, then bake for 20 more minutes.
  • When the granola is ready, mix in dried cranberries and let it cool down completely.

Serving Ideas

I like to have this granola with yogurt or with plant milk (my favourite is oat milk but almond milk tastes great as well) .  The milk becomes so flavourful because of all the spices used, and that’s my favourite thing about this Christmas granola.


Store in airtight containers or jars for up to 6 months.

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