Crock Pot Christmas Granola

Crock Pot Christmas Granola

‘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.

Healthy Crock Pot Christmas Granola recipe / Running in a Skirt

Hi friends!

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. 🙂

Healthy Crock Pot Christmas Granola recipe / Running in a Skirt

Seeeee… the red, green and white?  It’s just perfect for the holidays.

Healthy Crock Pot Christmas Granola recipe / Running in a Skirt

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.

Healthy Crock Pot Christmas Granola recipe / Running in a Skirt

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?

Healthy Crock Pot Christmas Granola recipe / Running in a Skirt

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.

Healthy Crock Pot Christmas Granola recipe / Running in a Skirt

You can keep my Crock Pot Christmas Granola all for yourself or package it up as shown!

Healthy Crock Pot Christmas Granola recipe / Running in a Skirt

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.

Healthy Crock Pot Christmas Granola recipe / Running in a Skirt

This recipe is fun, festive and tastes amazing.

Enjoy and please share with your family and friends!

Healthy Crock Pot Christmas Granola recipe / Running in a Skirt

Crock Pot Christmas Granola

Healthy & festive Crock Pot Christmas Granola. Enjoy during the holidays yourself or package as a nice edible gift.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Crock Pot, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice cereal, see notes
  • 1/4 cup raw, whole almonds
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 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.


Packaged granola has a touch of salt in it, so if you like that flavor you can add a pinch to the oats!
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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Healthy Crock Pot Christmas Granola recipe / Running in a Skirt


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Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing some great gift ideas for everyone on your list.

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I’m linking up with: Meatless Monday with Sarah and Deborah, Meatless Monday with Annmarie and Rachel, Delicious Dish TuesdayWhat’s Cookin’ WednesdayFull Plate Thursday with Miz Helen, FoodFriDIY Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck.  Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!

Your turn!

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By | 2018-06-28T13:28:05-04:00 November 29th, 2016|All Vegetarian, Breakfast, Dessert, Food, Snacks & Appetizers|28 Comments


  1. […] Original recipe found at Running in a Skirt […]

  2. […] I started with a traditional Almond, Vanilla and Cranberry combo and then moved onto a cute Christmas Granola.  Both of those seemed well received by you guys, so this year I decided to expand my Crock Pot […]

  3. Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands December 5, 2016 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    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!

  4. Miz Helen December 4, 2016 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    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!
    Miz Helen

  5. Farrah December 2, 2016 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    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

  6. Annmarie December 2, 2016 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Whoa girl, you just took things to the next level here. This looks amazing.

    • JulieWunder December 11, 2016 at 10:41 am - Reply

      Haha! Thanks Annmarie! I was pretty excited about this one.

  7. Patricia @Sweet and Strong November 30, 2016 at 9:38 am - Reply

    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!

  8. Emily November 29, 2016 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    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!

    • JulieWunder November 30, 2016 at 8:27 pm - Reply

      haha! I will take the title!! Thanks, Emily 🙂

  9. I need to start making my own granola!

  10. Blane Sherer November 29, 2016 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    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.

  11. Kristy from Southern In Law November 29, 2016 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    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!

  12. Beth Ann Chiles November 29, 2016 at 8:10 am - Reply

    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.

  13. [email protected]itness November 29, 2016 at 7:59 am - Reply

    What a great idea! This would be a perfect gift. Sounds easy enough to make. Yum!

  14. [email protected] the Long Way Home November 29, 2016 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Wow! This looks amazing. And pretty in the jar. It would be a great gift!

  15. Susie @ SuzLyfe November 29, 2016 at 6:37 am - Reply

    Pistachio, Cranberry, coconut, and white chocolate? That would be a DEFINITELY. Another good reason to bust out my crock pot!

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