There is something fun about experimenting with food over the holidays. I love bringing together holiday colors in dishes or snacks you might not ever consider.

That is what I love about this Homemade Holiday Granola recipe.

It brings together the colors of Christmas in a healthy snack for the entire family to enjoy!


It wasn’t until recently that I started making granola or trail mix from scratch. If I needed it, I would likely pick it up at the grocery store. But in doing Family Food Live and other projects, I found some fun recipes that anyone can make.


This recipe combines a ton of different ingredients including my red (cranberries) green (pistachios) and white (white chocolate) — perfect for the holidays.


This also makes a great snack for the kids lunchbox or even as a snack for the reindeer on Christmas Eve!

Homemade Holiday Granola




This Homemade Holiday Granola is the perfect snack or homemade food gift to celebrate the holidays with family & friends!


  • 4 cups Old-Fashioned Oats
  • 2 cups Shredded Coconut
  • 1 cup raw Almonds
  • 2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 cup Butter, melted
  • 6 tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 3 tablespoons Molasses
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Roasted Pistachios
  • 1 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 cup White Chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, mix together oats, coconut, almonds, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and cloves. Pour melted butter over mixture and stir
  3. In a smaller bowl, combine maple syrup, molasses, and vanilla. Pour over oat mixture and combine completely
  4. Transfer granola onto a cookie sheet layered with parchment paper or a silicone liner
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to make sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom
  6. Remove from oven and stir again so it doesn’t stick as it cools
  7. Once it’s completely cool, mix in pistachios, dried cranberries, and white chocolate chips
  8. Transfer to a glass container


This recipe was inspired by Five Heart Home!

Courses Breakfast or Snack

Cuisine American

About Author

As a married-mother of two, Chris understands the demand on all families when it comes to dinner-time. She started her food blog, Burnt Macaroni, because she wanted to make that process easier for her family and others. Follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram as she teaches herself and her kids how to cook!

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