A Gift That Hits The Sweet Spot: Christmas Granola

A Gift That Hits The Sweet Spot: Christmas Granola

We’re all for Christmas cookies, but really, aren’t there enough of them out there? Surprise your loved ones with a batch of this gorgeous, wholesome granola instead. granola

Keep in mind, this is still a high-calorie treat. A half-cup of this granola has the added sugar and calories of 2-3 sugar cookies. However, swapping white flour and butter for oats and walnuts boosts the nutrition: Healthier fats as well as more fibre, protein, and potassium.

granola bagHere are the nutrition facts for a 1/2 cup serving:

Nutrition Facts
Christmas Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Sodium 43mg 2%
Potassium 101mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 16g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 3%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy!

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Servings Prep Time
141/2 cup svgs 15minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
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A beautiful gift you can make in no time.
Servings Prep Time
141/2 cup svgs 15minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Servings Prep Time
141/2 cup svgs 15minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (optional, but it helps with cleanup).
  2. In a small bowl, stir cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
  3. In a large bowl, mix oats with oat bran, walnuts, and salt.
  4. In a small saucepan over low heat, stir syrup with oil until warm, 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove oil and syrup from heat. Stir in almond extract and spice mix.
  6. Pour over oat mixture. Stir to coat.
  7. Turn onto baking sheet, spreading out as evenly as you can. Bake until golden for about 20 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and stir in cranberries.
  9. Cool. Store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.
Recipe Notes

This recipe was adapted from Josee di Stasio's recipe on Chatelaine.com. Check out the original for variations.

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