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Gingerbread Granola

Yield: 3 cups approx.
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
A healthy homemade granola recipe with the warm flavors of gingerbread. Vegan, gluten free, and absolutely addictive, this easy granola recipe is sure to become a favorite!

Ingredients

For the Granola:

  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup uncooked millet — or uncooked quinoa, or substitute additional rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed — or substitute rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup raw nuts — (I used a mix of almonds, pecans, and hazelnuts)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil — or olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Mix-ins:

  • 1/4 cup chopped candied ginger
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins — dried cranberries, or diced dried apricots

Instructions

  1. Place rack in the center of your oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, millet, flaxseed, nuts, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Drizzle the coconut oil, maple syrup, molasses, and vanilla over the oat mixture, then stir until well combined and evenly moistened.
  3. Spread the granola in an even later on the prepared baking sheet, then use the back of a spatula or your fingers to press it into a flat, even layer. Bake for 20 minutes, remove from oven, stir in the candied ginger and golden raisins, then press back into a flat layer. Bake 10 additional minutes, until golden and fragrant (the granola will still be a little moist). Remove from oven and let cool completely. The granola will continue to crisp and dry as it cools.

Recipe Notes

Store leftover granola at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks or in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gingerbread Granola, Healthy Granola Recipe

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