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Christmas Granola

Photo: Jamie Vespa
Active time 10 mins
Total time 40 mins

SERVES: 22 (serving size: about 1/3 cup)

Our homemade granola is infused with a wealth of holiday flavor and hits every note on the salty-sweet-chewy-crunchy spectrum. Use any combination of nuts you like – though we love the pop of green from the pistachios. Fresh rosemary adds a rustic edge and earthiness, while silky molasses adds depth of flavor and a subtle sweetness reminiscent of gingerbread. This festive granola is the perfect edible gift when wrapped in a holiday bag or piled high in a mason jar. One serving boasts a hearty 3 grams of fiber and 6 grams of plant-powered protein. Now that’s a gift that keeps on giving!


  • Cooking spray
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (or canola oil)
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried goji berries
  • 2/3 cup butterscotch morsels

Nutrition Information

  • calories 265
  • fat 16 g
  • satfat 5.1 g
  • monofat 7.7 g
  • polyfat 2.5 g
  • protein 6 g
  • carbohydrate 26 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • sugars 11 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 80 mg
  • calcium 45 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly coat a sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, add dry ingredients; oats through salt. Toss to combine. Set aside.
  3. Heat maple syrup, coconut oil, and molasses in a small saucepan over medium-low. Once coconut oil is melted, remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry. Toss to combine. Spread evenly on prepared sheet pan.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes, tossing once halfway through, until golden brown and toasted. Allow to cool completely (about 1 hour) before mixing in goji berries and butterscotch morsels. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.