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Holiday Granola used in Granola for the First Time

Granola to make during the holidays for giving as a gift.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 56 ¼ Cup servings
Author Recipe from Mynewroots.org


  • 7 cups rolled oats
  • cup salted butter
  • cup pure maple syrup
  • zest of 1 large orange
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • ½ cup raw walnuts
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • optional: 1 cup puffed brown rice
  • optional: 1 cup puffed millet


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Wash the orange and zest the entire rind.
  3. Put the butter in a small saucepan and melt on low heat.
  4. Add maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange zest.
  5. When all of the ingredients are well combined, pour over the rolled oats and stir well.
  6. Put oats on 2 baking sheets and bake for 15-20 minutes, remove from oven and stir, bake until golden brown (usually another 15-20 minutes).
  7. While the oats are baking, roughly chop the almonds, walnuts, cashews and cranberries and set aside.
  8. Once the oats are toasted and cooled you can combine all the ingredients. If you like, add some puffed cereal grains like brown rice and millet. These bulk up the granola, but are very inexpensive. They serve as a nice contrast against the richness of the other ingredients.
  9. Notes per this recipe on Mynewroots.org: "I like to put the granola in old mason or jam jars, top with some beautiful vintage fabric, and tie a bow with the recipe attached. That way, your lucky recipients can make it for themselves, so it really is the gift that keeps on giving!"