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Gingerbread Granola

An easy and tasty Homemade Granola that doubles as great gifts!

Course Breakfast, food gift, holiday
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 about half cup each
312 kcal
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups rolled Oats not quick cook type
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup molasses or honey if that's what you are using
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup diced candied ginger

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, nuts, salt, cinnamon and ground ginger. Stir to combine.
  2. In a separate large bowl, combine the oil, maple syrup, molasses (or honey) and vanilla.
  3. Coat large jelly roll pan (referred to as a Bun Pan) or two cookie sheets with non stick spray. Pour the oat mixture into your prepared pan and pour the liquid mixture over, combining well. (This might take a minute, be sure and stir well!)Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven, give a good stir and put back into the oven for another 20 minutes. Remove from oven and stir in cranberries and ginger.
  4. Let the granola cool. The granola will continue to dry out as it cools. Don't panic if it seems too moist. Store the granola in an airtight container. It should stay fresh for 1 to 2 weeks. Store in the refrigerator for longer shelf life.
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 153mg6%
Potassium 378mg11%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.