5 Ways to Use Back Roads Granola for the Holidays

Hey friends! Are you struggling to come up with gift ideas this year? We’ve got your Back Roads. Here are five tasty ways to spread the granola love this holiday season:

Sock it

Celebrating with stockings? Fill each one with a bag of Back Roads granola, personalized to suit the tastes of your loved ones. How about Coconut Ginger for your free-spirited niece. Maybe our classic, raisin-studded Original for Uncle Larry? Try our unsweetened Ancient Grains for Grandma!

Pass it

Could there be any easier present to bring to a Yankee swap or white elephant gift exchange than a generous, family-sized bag of Back Roads granola? They’re available on our website in single units. Stick one in a gift bag with some colorful tissue paper, and you’re off to the races.

Gift it

Need a way to say thank you to your mail person or hairstylist? Give a bag of Back Roads. You can’t go wrong with our Maple Pecan— it’s gluten-free, vegan, and bound to suit most diets. It’s a great option if you’re not sure what someone else’s allergies or food preferences are.

Bake it

Make the whole house smell festive by making a batch of Pumpkin Granola-Crunch Baked Oatmeal, and serve it to your guests warm, with a drizzle of maple syrup. Make it even more festive and decadent by adding dollops of unsweetened whipped cream or a dairy-free alternative. Scroll to the end of this post for the recipe!

Serve it

No time to bake? Nothing makes holiday breakfasts simpler than serving Back Roads granola! Make the meal even merrier by creating a Back Roads Bar: set out toppings like yogurt, sliced pears and apples, cinnamon applesauce, honey, and pure Vermont maple syrup along with our granola, so your guests can pick and choose how to whip up their own personalized granola bowls.


Happy holidays from everyone here at Back Roads Granola! Thank you for being a loyal customer. We’d love to gift you with a 10% off coupon, good between now and January 1st 2020, with a minimum $50 order. Coupon code: MERRY.



Pumpkin Granola-Crunch Baked Oatmeal


Butter or coconut oil for greasing the pan

2 eggs

1 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ginger

1 1/2 cups milk, any kind

2 1/2 cups Back Roads Just Oats

3/4 cup Back Roads paleo granola, or 1/2 cup Back Roads oat-based granola

¼ cup pecan halves (optional)


Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease the inside of an 8″ x 8″ baking dish using butter or coconut oil. Set it aside while you prepare your ingredients:

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, nutmeg, and ginger. When combined, whisk in the milk, then oats. Pour the mixture into the greased baking dish, and sprinkle the top with Back Roads granola. Our paleo Maple Spice is lovely! Scatter pecans on top, if using.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the center of the baked oatmeal is no longer jiggly. Enjoy warm, with milk or yogurt.