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Sophie’s Gluten-Free & Vegan Christmas granola!

on 07/12/2012
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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56 responses to “Sophie’s Gluten-Free & Vegan Christmas granola!

  1. boeddhamum says:

    Yaaay for Christmas granola! Looks so yummie, Sophie 🙂

  2. Light Friday says:

    looks yummi 😀

  3. Your blog and granola on christmas morning = perfection 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. Ally says:

    Oh that looks and sounds delicious!

  5. mmmarzipan says:

    yum!!! 🙂

  6. Barbara says:

    Really, Sophie…such a cute photo!!
    Loving the looks of your granola too!

  7. Norma Chang says:

    That sure looks Christmasy, I would also add some sesame seeds.

  8. lou says:

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

  9. 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!!)

    • Sophie33 says:

      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!

  10. Somer says:

    This looks absolutely perfect! I’ll bet it tastes incredible! Perfect for Christmas gifts!

  11. ziabaki says:

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

  12. katrina berg says:

    what a fabulous gift…yum yum yum sophie!

  13. How perfect! I love giving granola to people…such a nurturing, heartfelt gift. 🙂

  14. Carolyn Jung says:

    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.

  15. Tandy says:

    I love cranberries and pumpkin seeds in my granola as well Sophie 🙂

  16. Karen says:

    This would be nice to make for a hostess gift…everyone loves granola.

  17. Koko says:

    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!!

  18. ellebakes says:

    I’ve been wanting to make my own granola and this recipe looks so yummy! 🙂

  19. Tw Barritt says:

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

    • Sophie33 says:

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

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

  21. dumb77 says:

    Make me want to make my own. Thank you for sharing.

  22. Saskia (1=2) says:

    Looks delicious Sophie! I’m thinking it would be lovely on yogurt. Hope you had a fun Sinterklaas. Happy Christmas!

  23. Sophie this looks like you could eat it right out of that jar – wonderful granola!

  24. I absolutely love granola, make it all the time and this looks sooo delicious Sophie!! Healthy and yummy!!

  25. Sophie this will make a great homemade Christmas gift for my gluten-free friends. Thanks and Merry Christmas from the Pacific Northwest coast!

  26. Phil Gayle_For Singles and Couples says:

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

  27. Amber says:

    Yum! Great looking granola!

  28. I love making granola as well and yours sounds spectacular!

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