DIY Granola Valentine’s Gift Idea

Make your own granola gifts to share with your sweet loves ones for Valentine’s Day, with this DIY Granola Valentine’s Gift Idea!

DIY Granola Valentine's Day

Happy month-0-love, friends! It’s Jessica here, to share a healthy DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea – Homemade Granola with “nutty” gift tags!

I love chocolate just like the next girl (probably more), but sometimes I get overwhelmed by the amount of sweets I receive on holidays like Valentine’s Day, especially after I just made a resolution to eat better the month before! So this Valentine idea is for all you health nuts, granola-fans, and people who just want to surprise their friends with something homemade this year.

Step 1:

Make your favorite homemade granola recipe (I included my personal recipe below, but I love Sandy’s quinoa granola too!).

Step 2:

Fill individual gift bags or jars with granola. If you plan on spreading the love to a lot of people, then use smaller bags or jars so you have enough granola to go around.

Step 3:

Decorate containers with fun Valentine’s Day cards / gift tags. I like incorporating the word “nutty” in my Valentine when gifting granola, so here are some silly ideas (click here to download a free printable of my “nutty” tags):

“I’m nutty about you!”
“I like you, you nut!”
“You drive me nutty!”

DIY Granola Valentine’s Gift Idea

You can also write your granola recipe on the back of the card / tag to double the surprise.

What’s your favorite Valentine’s homemade gift to give instead of giving sweets?

DIY Granola Valentine's Gift Idea - homemade

DIY Granola Valentine's Gift Idea
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Monster Cakes Granola Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 8 servings


  • 5 C old fashioned oats
  • 1 C unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 C sliced almonds
  • 1/2 C pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 C cashew pieces
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/4 C oil
  • 1/2 C dried cranberries


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees, and line 1-2 baking sheets with foil / parchment paper.
  • Mix dry ingredients in large bowl, leaving cranberries aside for later. Mix wet ingredients in separate bowl, then add to dry ingredients, mixing well.
  • Spread evently on baking sheet(s),and bake for 40 minutes, stir, and bake for an additional 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Remove and add cranberries once granola is cooled. Store in airtight container.

EASY DIY Granola Valentine's Gift Idea

12 comments on “DIY Granola Valentine’s Gift Idea”

  1. Cute idea & I love the gift tags too!

  2. Such a fun and delicious idea! Too cute!

  3. Thank you SO much for sharing this idea. I have these 3 metal Valentine tins that I always fill up for my kids on Valentines Day. I have always made cookies. But this is exactly what I’m going to do this year – granola!!! I have never made homemade granola. What a great idea, I wouldve never thought ot it, definitely a perfect alternative to cookies. Thank you again for the idea (and clever tags!).

  4. A great idea! My valentine loves granola. What a great idea to make some homemade!

  5. I love this idea! And the jars are super cute! I’ll admit I haven’t often given away homemade gifts for V-Day. One year at Christmas a friend of ours gave us a tin of homemade granola though and I remember thinking, what a fun idea! Homemade, healthy and from the heart.

  6. This is so cute! Love the packaging!

    I’m a huge fan of homemade granola. I’m going to have to try this one!

  7. This looks delicious!! I’m always looking for granola recipes to add to my yogurt!! love the printables too!

  8. What a fun post! I love love love homemade granola (nothing like it!) and this packaging idea is so cute. What a sweet valentines gift!

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