Cranberry and Cinnamon Granola

cranberry and cinnamon granola

cranberry and cinnamon granolaSo this is another of my Christmas recipes… I love this time of year, especially the food! I usually end up making edible gifts for my friends and family as I find it is much more appreciated and I love seeing people’s faces light up when they open a package of homemade treats!

Granola makes an amazingly delicious breakfast, especially when you are in a rush! This gluten free, refined sugar free cranberry and cinnamon granola works perfectly with fresh fruit and coconut yoghurt or almond milk.

I have made some sort of festive granola for my family to eat for breakfast on Christmas Day over the last few years but this creation is by far my favourite! I plan on making a giant batch to take with me this year for everyone to enjoy. I thought about many different flavour combinations as I am a fan of experimenting with ingredients and flavours but I decided to stick with something quite simple for this recipe. Christmas is the only time of year where I favour basic, traditional food and I like routine so I love that it reminds me of Christmas when I was growing up!



175g gluten free rolled oats

30g gluten free oat flour

50ml coconut oil, melted

50ml maple syrup

40g walnut halves

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp ground ginger

½ tsp ground allspice

15g flaked almonds (or regular, finely chopped)

15g pumpkin seeds

40g dried cranberries


  • Preheat the oven to 150oc and line a baking tray with baking paper
  • In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients except for the dried cranberries
  • Spread the mixture out on the baking tray and cook for 20 minutes (mix after the first 10 minutes to prevent burning)
  • Remove the granola from the oven and sprinkle over the dried cranberries, leave to cool
  • When the granola has cooled store it in an airtight container and sprinkle it over fresh fruit on Christmas day!

cranberry and cinnamon granola

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