Holiday Quinoa Crunch Granola

by | Nov 17, 2019

The holidays are right around the corner! In this recipe, I’ve paired fresh nuts, seasonal pumpkin seeds, and warm spices together in this comforting holiday quinoa crunch granola. This granola takes just 30 minutes to bake it makes your house smell wonderful!

This holiday granola is filled with delicious nuts and warm spices. Perfect for gifting!

Great for gifting

This recipe is perfect to throw over yogurt, top over a baked apple, or simply eat on its own for a snack! This holiday quinoa crunch granola is also a great, unique gift for the holidays rather than your classic cookie giveaway. Simply put your granola in a small bag or mason jar with a tag to gift.

This holiday granola is filled with delicious nuts and warm spices. Perfect for gifting!

Customize it your way

This granola is a spin off my classic, customizable Quinoa Crunch Granola! You can always mix up this recipe with dried fruit, different nuts, shredded coconut, or a dash of pumpkin pie spice–the possibilities are endless! If you come up with a new combo for this Quinoa Crunch Granola recipe, I would love to see!

Holiday Quinoa Crunch Granola

Holiday Quinoa Crunch Granola

Yield: 16 servings (1/4 cup is one serving)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

My classic Quinoa Crunch Granola with a holiday-spin. Filled with delicious pumpkin seeds, pistachios, and pecans. Gift in a mason jar or enjoy for yourself!


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons sprouted or pre-washed quinoa, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup oil of your choice, melted if needed (coconut oil, olive oil, or canola oil)
  • 1/3 cup liquid sweetener of your choice, (maple syrup, agave, or honey)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine the oats, quinoa, pistachios, pecans, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla in a large bowl and stir until combined.
  3. Using a liquid measuring cup, pour oil and sweetener over top and stir once more until dry mixture is completely coated.
  4. Add mixture to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until slightly browned. Turn pan halfway through to ensure even cooking. If like your granola more chunky, do not stir the granola and let it completely cool before break apart. For less chunky granola, stir granola throughout the baking process.
  6. Store in an airtight container or bag and enjoy for up to a month!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

This is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Nutrition may vary depending on ingredients used. For more nutrition information, seek a professional registered dietitian's advice.

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