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Gingerbread Granola


This Gingerbread Granola is crunchy and perfect for many different recipes. It can be made gluten-free and vegan!


  • 3 cups rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • 3 TBSP butter (use coconut oil if vegan)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup nuts (try pecans, walnuts, and/or cashews)
  • 1/2 cup seeds (try flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, and/or sunflower seeds)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. Combine oats, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, brown sugar, nuts, and seeds into a large bowl, set aside.
  2. In a small pot, melt butter or coconut oil over low heat. Stir in maple syrup and molasses.
  3. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the salt and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the maple syrup mixture into the bowl of the oat mixture and stir together until all the ingredients are evenly coated.
  5. Pour the mixture onto a large sheet pan. Spread evenly around the pan.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
    1. When stirring every 10 minutes, taste test for the perfect crunchy texture.
    2. Granola can burn very easily so be sure to check and taste every 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven once cooked and let cool before eating.
    1. The granola should be golden brown and with a crunch to it.


Remember to check the granola every 10 minutes (max!) to prevent it from burning.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American