I looove porridge for breakfast – even if it’s hot outside. I always put some granola on top to make it more crunchy and complement the gooey porridge. I usually use berry granola, but in winter I want something more aromatic and spicy. This year I decided to create a new, very easy recipe for some festive granola! It’s so crunchy and made all of healthy ingredients! The combination of apples, cinnamon and cloves make it smell and taste so christmassy.

This recipe is enough for one baking sheet, which makes about one jar.


  • 50 g dates
  • 50 g broken linseed
  • 35 g dried apple slices or rings
  • 100 g oats
  • 1 TBS ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 TSP ground gloves
  • 1 TBS cocoa nibs
  • agave syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 170 °C / 340 °F. Prepare a baking sheet with some parchment.
  2. Fill the dates and the linseeds in two separate small bowls, pour each with some boiling water and set aside for 10 minutes. This way the linseeds can absorb the water and the dates soften.
  3. Meanwhile you can shred the dried apple slices in a food processor to smaller pieces (don’t overshred – just make them a bit smaller to blend better with the other ingredients). Put into a bowl and set aside. If you don’t have a food processor you can also just cut them smaller.
  1. Now pour off the water from the dates and put them into the food processor together with the linseeds. Shred until combined and add the mixture to the shredded apples. Alternatively you can use a regular mixer.
  1. Season with cinnamon and cloves. Add the cocoa nibs.
  1. Then add the oats and mix with a spoon until everything is fully combined. Pour some agave syrup over until the mixture gets slightly wet and sticky. If you don’t have agave syrup you can also use coconut oil, but agave also adds some healthy sweetness to your granola!
  1. Spread evenly on the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Make sure to turn once after half of the baking time. Let the granola cool down and fill into an airtight container or jar.


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