Homemade Granola Snack: Handmade Christmas Gift Idea
Here’s a delicious Homemade Granola Snack recipe that doubles as the perfect Handmade Christmas gift idea! Homemade granola is delicious on it’s own as a snack, sprinkled over ice cream or granola, or as a mix-in with your favorite cereal. I love granola but had been intimidated in making it for awhile! But, once I tried it, I realized how easy it is! Plus, it’s much less expensive to make your own! Why spend money on expensive store-bought granola? You can create any variety you wish, with just a few changes to the basic recipe. Homemade granola is also a great gift to give as a hostess present, for a teacher, or anyone really!
Use your favorite dried fruit and nuts! On this maple glazed recipe, my favorite combination is dried cranberries and walnuts. Yummy!
If you love this Homemade Granola Snack Recipe, be sure to check out our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts series, where you’ll find other great inexpensive DIY Homemade Gifts!
Maple Pecan Granola (Homemade Granola Snack)
2 ½ cup rolled oats
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
½ cup maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup dried fruit
½ cup nuts
¼ tsp. salt
Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
Preheat oven to 300͒
Combine oats, brown sugar, dried fruit, nuts, and salt in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla well.
Stir wet and dry ingredients together until completely coated.
Spread mixture over two pans, allowing plenty of room.
Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and then stir well.
Place back in oven and bake an additional 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool completely.
After it’s cool, store it in an airtight container.
This recipe fits perfectly inside a quart mason jar for storage.
Use honey instead of maple syrup
dried Blueberries and Pecans
Coconut and Macadamia nuts
Add 1 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice
Make your our own favorite mix!
Plus, be sure to check out our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts series to learn about other easy Homemade Gift Ideas!