• The Gift of Granola: Cheap and Easy Christmas Idea!

    by Polly on December 17, 2013

    homemade granola recipe

    This holiday season, I’ve come up with a super easy, budget-friendly gift idea. Homemade granola!

    Double the batch, divide it between 3-4 large mason jars, tie a ribbon around the top and you’ve got yourself a gift that almost anybody can appreciate. granola recipe
    I think this could be perfect for a grandparent, co-worker, neighbor, or friend that you want to give a little goodie to but don’t want to spend a lot of money on. I have quite a few people in my life in that category. :)

    The holidays are a great excuse to whip up this gift but I’m thinking this could be a year round gift idea too. It’s be great for a new mom, or someone that needs a little pick-me-up.

    Give the gift of granola, people!



    • 3 cups of oats (old fashioned- not quick oats)
    • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    • pinch of salt
    • 1/2 cup PURE maple syrup
    • 1/3 cup oil (preferably canola)
    • 1 tsp vanilla


    Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

    In a large bowl, stir together oats, flour and salt.

    In a separate bowl, combine syrup, oil and vanilla

    Pour mixture over oats and stir until well coated.

    Spread oats out on greased baking sheet.

    Bake 25 minutes then give your granola a stir. (add raisins or other ingredients at this point)

    Bake another 25 minutes

    Store in air tight container in refrigerator.



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    Julie Geyer December 17, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Hey Rachel, For those in Columbia, Natural Grocers has coupon booklets at the register: when you spend $30 you get a free 3 lb. bag of organic oats! Perfect timing for granola making.


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