Home Baked Holidays Extended: Holiday Granola


by Dec 6th, 2010 // Breakfast, Giveaway, Kid-tastic

Home Baked Holidays Extended: Holiday Granola

Home Baked Holidays Extended: Holiday Granola

Over the weekend my son begged for a new batch of granola so we made a special holiday version of our favorite breakfast food and decided to add it to the Home Baked Holidays series.

Home Baked Holidays Extended: Holiday Granola

While the granola was baking my kid got right to work cutting out labels to affix to the bags. He’s now officially obsessed with labels. Hmmmm…. I wonder why.

Home Baked Holidays Extended: Holiday Granola

He was really excited to try our holiday granola and asked to make a parfait as soon as it came out of the oven. He trimmed up his label in-between bites of granola and determined that it is his favorite batch yet. You can download these adorable Homemade Holiday Granola labels here. Now for the recipe…

Orange Cranberry Holiday Granola Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins  Cooking Time: 45 mins

1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup melted butter (you can also use veg oil / we used butter to make it special!)
1/4 cup orange juice
4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
1/2 cup dried orange flavored cranberries (regular cranberries are OK too)
handful of pepitas
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Wisk together honey, oil, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange juice. Set aside. Combine oats, almonds, pepitas and coconut in a large bowl and toss with the honey mixture until evenly moistened. Spread it out on a rimmed cookie sheet lined with a Silpat (or parchment paper). Bake for 45 minute, stirring once or twice to evenly brown. Remove from oven and stir in the cranberries. Cool completely on the cookie sheet before storing in airtight container or bags. (Note: this can go from brown to overcooked quite quickly. When you get close to the end of the cooking time, check often!)

Home Baked Holidays Extended: Holiday Granola


40 Comments on “Home Baked Holidays Extended: Holiday Granola”

  1. 1.) Dorothy
    December 6th, 2010

    Yum! I love the combination of orange/cranberry!

  2. 2.) Misty Sedehi
    December 6th, 2010

    I am in the mood for granola! Going to make some right NOW!!!! Thanks so much for all the wonderful gift ideas, you've inspired me to do some holiday baking :)

  3. 3.) paulajakobs
    December 6th, 2010

    Ooh these look great. I can't wait to try them!

  4. 4.) Emily
    December 6th, 2010

    Granola is a great gift. Thanks for the idea.

  5. 5.) Nina
    December 6th, 2010

    Yum! My son and I love granola and this sounds great!

  6. 6.) Min
    December 6th, 2010

    Very festive granola recipe! Sounds delicious, thanks.

  7. 7.) Anna B.
    December 6th, 2010

    Why haven't I made granola with my kid yet?!

  8. 8.) Dana
    December 6th, 2010

    Such a festive and delicious looking granola. It looks professionally made with those labels!!

  9. 9.) Phyllis
    December 6th, 2010

    what is pepitas?

  10. 10.) tryityoumightlikeit
    December 6th, 2010

    You have the best ideas for holiday gifts!

  11. 11.) Melissa
    December 6th, 2010

    Sounds good!!

  12. 12.) Nancy
    December 6th, 2010

    My daughter will love making this! Putting it on our now very long list of things to make together. Thanks.

  13. 13.) Tiffany
    December 6th, 2010

    I really have been wanting to make homemade granola since it's the only cold cereal I ever buy. Thanks for the recipe!

  14. 14.) Marisa
    December 6th, 2010

    Yum! Love the red and green. (Phyllis–pepitas are pumpkin seeds without the shell.)

  15. 15.) Gennie
    December 7th, 2010

    Like Nancy, my list is growing long. Thanks for another great recipe!

  16. 16.) katierk
    December 7th, 2010

    Looks like a great gift to have on hand!

  17. 17.) Kelli
    December 7th, 2010

    I know what I'm making for my friends and neighbors for Christmas!

  18. 18.) Sara
    December 7th, 2010

    This sounds so good! I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to eat granola. I think I'll make a batch for the adults in my fam. I love your labels as well- I can see why your son is becoming obsessed!

  19. 19.) Emily
    December 7th, 2010

    The labels are so cute. Another great idea – thanks!

  20. 20.) debbiejl
    December 7th, 2010

    This sounds yummy! I am going to try and make it. I love your labels.

  21. 21.) michelle
    December 7th, 2010

    I've been looking for good homemade granola recipes. I'll have to try this one sans coconut (I can't stomach it). Thanks for yet another great post!

  22. 22.) Andrea
    December 7th, 2010

    Yum!!!! I am always looking for new granola recipes so I will have to try yours!

  23. 23.) jessica
    December 7th, 2010

    love love love granola and this recipe is making my mouth water!

  24. 24.) Miranda
    December 7th, 2010

    The labels are adorable!

  25. 25.) Jennifer
    December 7th, 2010

    on the list. My three-year-old is getting very excited to start baking this weekend.

  26. 26.) Cecilia
    December 7th, 2010

    That granola looks yummy! I'm going to make some tomorrow!

  27. 27.) BeckyS
    December 7th, 2010

    Oh yum, I iust ran out of our granola and this sounds delicious, I'll make it soon :)

  28. 28.) brooke rains
    December 7th, 2010

    Off topic but I LOVE the site redesign!

  29. 29.) Sara
    December 7th, 2010

    Ooh this looks like a yummy recipe. We make all our own granola and don't eat store bought cereal so I will have to try this recipe!

  30. 30.) Mariela
    December 7th, 2010

    That looks great !!

  31. 31.) Jessica
    December 7th, 2010

    I REALLY need to start making all of your yummy granola recipes. Thank you so much for always posting such great ideas. My kids and I love to read your posts.

  32. 32.) CherishedHearts
    December 7th, 2010

    We've never made granola. This is on the to do list now!

  33. 33.) Anna
    December 7th, 2010

    This looks delicious! I'm always looking for new granola recipes to try, and this will definitely be the next one I make :)

  34. 34.) Cara
    December 7th, 2010

    I make granola quite a bit but never put orange juice in it! How cool!

  35. 35.) Melissa@HomeBaked
    December 7th, 2010

    As always, LOVE the labels! I'll be putting some on my next batch of granola!

  36. 36.) Heather
    December 8th, 2010

    this looks like a great yummy gift and treat for us!

  37. 37.) ashley
    December 9th, 2010

    I <3 granola!!!

  38. 38.) Julie
    December 10th, 2010

    Your "normal" (???) granola recipe is the only granola I've ever made, and I am NEVER without it. I re-make it all the time so I don't run out. Somehow I ran out yesterday and didn't have time to make it today, so maybe I'll make this tomorrow. It sounds like a fun twist on the original, and I have all the ingredients. :-)

  39. 39.) Barbara
    December 16th, 2010

    Looks great, how many portions does it make? Any idea of where to purchase the bags?

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