'Tis the season for edible gifts and yummy treats! My Crock Pot Christmas Granola is perfect to eat yourself or share with your friends and loved ones.
I feel like I'm still recovering from Thanksgiving, but my Christmas tree is up and I'm really starting to feel the holiday spirit. I personally need to get through Thanksgiving before I bring on all things Christmas, but once I do... it's ON! I've got all things festive and peppermint-y coming up on the blog between now and Christmas. Get ready for some fa-la-la-la-la 'round here.
One of the first treats I made this holiday season is my festive and healthy Crock Pot Christmas Granola. It's fun to make for yourself OR you can easily package this Crock Pot Granola up and give it as an edible gift. And really this recipe could not be easier.
No one would blame you if you made two batches to do both. 🙂
Seeeee... the red, green and white? It's just perfect for the holidays.
This recipe starts off almost identical to my Cranberry and Vanilla Crock Pot Granola.
You coat your oats and cereal in egg white and spices and put them in the Crock Pot. If you have trouble finding brown rice cereal, you can sub white rice cereal or just do more oats. But I love the bulk and crispy-ness of the cereal.
After the Crock Pot Granola is toasted to perfection, you add the holiday themed mix-ins!
For my Christmas Crock Pot Granola I added RED dried cranberries, GREEN pistachio and WHITE coconut flakes and white chocolate chips. How's that for a little Christmas spirit?
I think the colors in this really pop and scream holidays! Plus the combination of white chocolate, pistachios and coconut will have you begging for more.
You can keep my Crock Pot Christmas Granola all for yourself or package it up as shown!
All I did was use an empty mason jar and tie a simple red ribbon around the jar. Feel free to add a homemade tag! The craft store even has pre-cut ones these days.
This idea is simple enough for even us who are a bit artistically challenged.
This recipe is fun, festive and tastes amazing.
Enjoy and please share with your family and friends!
Crock Pot Christmas Granola
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 ½ cups brown rice cereal, see notes
- ¼ cup raw, whole almonds
- 2 egg whites
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ¼ cup unsweetened coconut
- ¼ cup white chocolate chips
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup pistachios
- Cooking spray
- Coat crock pot with cooking spray.
- Mix the egg whites, honey, vanilla and cinnamon together. Add the oats, brown rice cereal and almonds. Mix until well coated.
- Pour in Crock Pot and leave the lid off about a centimeter. This is critical to keep the granola from getting soggy.
- Cook on high for 2 hours until cooked. Leave in longer for crunchier granola and the exact cooking time may vary depending on how hot your Crock Pot gets. Stir gently every 30 minutes to get from burning.
- Pour Granola on a baking sheet and gently stir in the coconut, white chocolate chips, dried cranberries and pistachios.
When you stir, be careful to not break up all the clumps!
You can find brown rice cereal in the healthy/gluten free section of the grocery store. It's puffed brown rice instead of white. If you can't find brown rice cereal, feel free to sub white puffed rice cereal. Look for one without any added sugar. You don't need it here.
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Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands says
I've made granola so many times but never in a crockpot. I think you just solved how I can make granola for Christmas (girls requested we do it again) while I still bake all the cookies!
haha! Exactly! Total problem solver. 🙂
Miz Helen says
I love the combination for your Christmas Granola, it looks awesome! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
So glad you liked it! Thanks!
I am all for granola that you can make in your crockpot! :D! I love this combination so much, and yay for the red/green/white! <3
Thanks Farrah! It's so good!
Whoa girl, you just took things to the next level here. This looks amazing.
Haha! Thanks Annmarie! I was pretty excited about this one.
Patricia @Sweet and Strong says
I love the red, green, and white and how easy this sounds. I too refuse to decorate or think too much about Christmas before Thanksgiving is over. But now I'm all about everything festive!
Yes! Bring on the Christmas stuff!!
I LOVE granola; and I love that you did it in the crockpot. I loved your other crockpot recipe, and your crockpot french toast was the BOMB. You are a crockpot queen gal!
haha! I will take the title!! Thanks, Emily 🙂
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
I need to start making my own granola!
Blane Sherer says
My family growing up was the same way about Thanksgiving and then
Christmas and I'm still that way now. This is a good blog from you today
to start the Christmas spirit.
Thanks Blane! So glad you liked it.
Kristy from Southern In Law says
This looks amazing! I have never cooked ANYTHING in the slow cooker so all of these slow cooker creations intrigue me. I bet this granola smells incredible whilst it's cooking away too!
Get on board!! So easy and good!!
Beth Ann Chiles says
Wow--that looks amazing and such a great gift idea! Thanks for another great recipe. I love the way it can be personalized with a tag and simple ribbon.
So easy! Thanks so much Beth.
What a great idea! This would be a perfect gift. Sounds easy enough to make. Yum!
It is really easy! I need to make some more.
Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home says
Wow! This looks amazing. And pretty in the jar. It would be a great gift!
Totally!! Thanks Wendy!
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
Pistachio, Cranberry, coconut, and white chocolate? That would be a DEFINITELY. Another good reason to bust out my crock pot!
Such a good combination!