Cranberry Christmas-Spiced Granola

Christmas Spiced Granola Recipe, Festive Xmas Cranberries Blog Vegan

Christmas Spiced Granola Recipe, Festive Xmas Cranberries Blog Vegan

I don’t know where this year has gone but it’s already November which means one thing from me: lots and lots of festive recipes coming your way! This Cranberry Christmas-Spiced Granola was made with colder mornings in mind so I’ve added lots of warming spices, from cinnamon to ginger, while the cloves and nutmeg give it a little extra kick.

The combination of maple syrup and date syrup offer the granola a greater depth to the sweetness, but feel free to switch these up for honey, molasses or agave nectar if that’s your preference!

This Christmas-Spiced Granola is perfectly crisp, with both a nutty crunch and a slight chew from the dried cranberries. It is made from only the most wholesome and nutritious ingredients and is a delicious way to get yourself into the festive spirit!

Christmas Spiced Granola Recipe, Festive Xmas Cranberries Blog VeganChristmas Spiced Granola Recipe, Festive Xmas Cranberries Blog

Christmas-Spiced Granola Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free)


Makes 3 cups granola

  • 2 1/4 cups jumbo oats
  • 1 cup mixed raw nuts, roughly chopped (I used walnuts and Brazil nuts)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup date syrup (or extra maple)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


    1. Preheat oven to 160 C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
    2. Place the oats and nuts in a large bowl.
    3. Add all remaining ingredients, except cranberries, to a saucepan and stir together over a low heat until fully combined. Pour this liquid over the dry ingredients and mix together until the oats and nuts are completely coated.
    4. Spread the mixture onto the lined baking tray and use the back of a spoon/spatula to pack it together tightly. Bake for 15 minutes.
    5. Remove from the oven and stir the mixture to ensure even baking. Sprinkle over the cranberries then return to oven for a further 5 minutes.
    6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

If you make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @brechernutrition – I LOVE seeing all your creations!

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