Christmas Granola Recipe {and edible gift idea}

This christmas granola recipe blends the warm flavors of fig, nuts and maple for a homemade, edible, budget friendly gift that everyone can enjoy. 


Have you ever met anyone that doesn’t like granola? 

…. yep, me neither.Christams-granola-recipe-2granola1

Now imagine gifting a warm, aromatic, chunky granola that is freshly baked with love to your coworkers, clients, coaches, family, friends… really anyone. I even gifted myself multiple handfuls in the making. I’d say it is a pretty spectacular present, because really, who doesn’t like granola? 

It is also wallet friendly in this season that tends to be financially stressful. 

I made two batches of this recipe to give to my personal training clients and a few other people who I wanted to give something small but thoughtful to. I picked up some mason jars, decorative tags and cards from Target to create a cute, simple gift. Altogether, including all the ingredients, the mason jars, cards and decorative touches I spent about $50 dollars for 10 full jars of granola + cards. That is just 5 dollars a gift! Nothing beats a delicious, cute and economical Christmas gift in my book. granola-3granola-4

For this Christmas granola recipe I started with a Pinch of Yum’s Coconut Oil Granola as a base recipe and made a few tweaks + add ins for a chrismast-y taste. 

Christmas Granola
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
  1. 3 cups old fashioned oats
  2. 1 cup chopped walnuts
  3. 1 cup chopped pecans
  4. 1 cup chopped dried figs
  5. 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  6. 1/4 cup chia seeds
  7. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  8. 1 teaspoon ginger
  9. 1 teaspoon sea salt
  10. 1 cup melted coconut oil*
  11. 1 cup maple syrup
  1. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a big bowl (all ingredients except coconut oil and maple syrup).
  3. Whisk together the maple syrup and melted coconut oil in a separate bowl.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients in a large bowl until the mixture is moistened.
  5. Bake for one hour, stirring every 20 minutes.
  6. When you remove the granola from the oven at the end, don't stir it right away - the granola will form crunchy clusters as it cools.
  1. *You can melt your coconut oil in microwave
Adapted from Pinch of Yum
Adapted from Pinch of Yum
Healthy Regards, Hayley
 *One batch of this recipe fills 5 – 16oz mason jars. 

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And if you want to just make a batch of this christmas granola recipe all for yourself, I wouldn’t judge you. 

Enjoy! 9 days until Christmas!

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Healthy Regards,



What is a small gift you have given to coworkers, teachers etc? 

And really, do you know anyone who doesn’t like granola?! I would be interested to hear. 





  1. Diannasays:

    This looks so yummy!!!

    • hayleyelytle@gmail.comsays:

      I’ll make some for you when I am home (:

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