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Sophie’s Gluten-Free & Vegan Christmas granola!

I adore making granola. You can find a lot of unhealthy granola recipes on the internet. I experimented with other recipes & I came up with this one. This is my favorite granola recipe. My husband & my family loves it!
I call this one a Christmas recipe, because there are red dried cranberries & green pumpkin seeds in it. They are the primal colours of Christmas.

It is lovely enjoyed with some vegan coconut yoghurt or soy yoghurt or a vegan nut milk.

TTasty home-made vegan granola!
Tasty home-made vegan granola!

You must have seen this picture before, I use it in my about page. This picture is already 4 years old. So, is that one, below.

MMM! This would make an ideal Christmas gift!!!
MMM! This would make an ideal Christmas gift!!!

Yum yum Yum,…Let’s see How I made it!

Recipe: For a whole lot of granola!


230 gr. medium Gluten-Free oat flakes( not the large big ones, but the full GF oat flakes, but a little bit smaller.)

70 gr. pecans, broken in to pieces

45 gr. pumpkin seeds

1 + 1/2 teaspoons of a good vanilla extract ( I use home-made )

1 tablespoon flaxseed

60 ml. canola oil

80 ml. maple syrup
To add after roasting into the hot oven:
50 gr. raisins, cut up

30 gr. dried not so sweet cranberries, cut up


1. Preheat the oven on 180 ° Celsius. ( 350 F )
2. Take a large bowl & put the GF oat flakes, pecans & pumpkin seeds in it. Mix well. Add 1 tablespoon of flaxseed to it. Mix well.
3. In another bowl, mix canola oil with the maple syrup. Add vanilla extract. Stir good.
4. Put the ingredients of bowl 1 into bowl 2 & mix well.
5. Take a non-stick roasting tin & spread out evenly in to the roasting tin.
6. Bake for about 18 to 20 minutes until all crisp.
7. Every 5 minutes or so, you have to stir everything around, so that it will be crisp on every side.
Otherwise, it will burn on one side & it wouldn’t be crisp on the other side.
8.Bake until everything is golden & ready.
9. When it is ready, turn the oven off. Take out of the oven & let it cool off completely.
10. When it is all cooled of, place it in a bowl & add the dried fruit. You can choose whatever fruit you want, but I like this combination.
11. So, I added the dried cranberries & dried raisins & mixed it with a spoon through the granola.
12. Store in an airtight storage box. Enjoy!!! xxx


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Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

56 thoughts on “Sophie’s Gluten-Free & Vegan Christmas granola!

  1. Hello Sophie,
    Again you did it.. I Ithink it’s also a recipe for warming up Christmastime.

  2. hey can I use something else instead of canola oil? What about Olive oil? I am glad your recipe does not not use coconut. I am not a big fan of coconut in granola and lots of recipes use it. Thanks for this recipe though. Really liked it and can’t wait to try it(pumpkin seeds and cranberries I love!!)

    1. Yes, sunflower oil is also a good replacement. It is all about the fact that you nearly don’t taste the oil. That is what you want.Thanks!

  3. That looks amazing! I want some right now with cold coconut milk on it. Ohhhhhh

  4. You’re right — so many granolas on the market are just chock-full of sugar. Nice to see an easy one to make at home that’s much more healthful.

  5. You’re so right! Granola is thought to be so healthy, but more often than not, there is a lot of sugar in it! I love your festive green and red granola!!

  6. I love making granola – haven’t made it in so long. This looks delicious! Hope you’re enjoying the holiday festivities, Sophie!

    1. Thanks, my friend! I enjoyed Sinterklaas & can’t wait until it is Christmas ! 🙂 Have a great & fun Holkiday season yourself!

  7. OK, I was really thinking of making little tubs of granola to give friends at Christmas!! –This sounds great. Maple syrup? yumm!

  8. You can’t beat a big bowl of Granola in the mornings,
    I have mine with Organic Oat Milk. 😉

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