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Quick and easy gingerbread granola with nuts, cranberries and warm winter spices is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. The best Christmas snack. | aheadofthyme.com

Gingerbread Granola


  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Quick and easy gingerbread granola with nuts, cranberries and warm winter spices is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. The best Christmas snack.


Ingredients

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup pecansloosely chopped
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, pecans, slivered almonds, cinnamon, ginger and salt. In another bowl, combine olive oil, maple syrup, molasses, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to combine until fully incorporated.
  3. Spread the granola mixture onto a large parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes, tossing the granola once halfway.
  4. Remove from oven and let it cool down (about 15 minutes). Then, mix in dried cranberries and toss to combine. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks at room temperature.

Notes

Equipment used: measuring cups and spoons, mixing bowls, half sheet baking pan.

How to store: You can store homemade granola in an airtight container such as a glass canning jar for up to 2 weeks. 

How to freeze: You can freeze granola by wrapping it tightly in plastic cling wrap and place inside a freezer bag. Store for up to 3 months in the freezer.

How to serve granola: You can serve granola in so many different ways. The easiest is just on its own as a snack by the handfuls. You can also add it on top of milk or yogurt, or layer it in a fruit and yogurt parfait, or top it on banana toast with honey. It is also pretty amazing on top of a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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