Christmas granola

Tasty, healthy and festive – seem impossible? But with our Christmas granola recipe, you get all this and more. Enjoy for breakfast this winter and bask in those festive feels every day.




Zest 2 large oranges

150ml/175g maple syrup

4tbsp light olive oil

1 ½ tsp vanilla paste

2tsp ground cinnamon

Grating nutmeg

Pinch salt, optional

150g traditional porridge oats

200g jumbo rolled oats

100g pecans, roughly chopped

50g pumpkin seeds

50g pistachio nuts

75g dried cranberries

40g crystallised ginger pieces, chopped

75g dried apricots, chopped


Heat oven to mark 4/180C/160C fan. Line 2 medium baking trays or 1 very large baking tray with Baking Non-Stick Paper.

In a large bowl, mix together the orange zest, maple syrup, olive oil, vanilla paste, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, if using. Set aside 2tbsp of the syrup mix, then mix the oats into the bowl. Scatter the coated oats onto the tray or tray and bake for 15 mins.

Meanwhile, mix the nuts, seeds, ginger and fruit with the reserved syrup mix. Scatter onto the trays, mix gently. Return to the oven for a further 10 mins, stir again, and cook for a further 10 mins. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely.

*** store in a Bacofoil Zipper Bag in a cool dark place for up to 2 weeks.

TIP: serve with your favourite yogurt and cranberry compote for a flavour packed breakfast or pour over chocolate milk or milk alternative for an indulgent snack.