A healthy homemade granola recipe with the warm flavors of gingerbread. Perfect as a grab and go snack, topping for yogurt or even a Christmas Gift.
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup raw nuts (I used a mix of almonds, pecans, and hazelnuts)
1/2 teaspoon 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 maple syrup
2 tablespoons molasses
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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.
2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, 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 cranberries, 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.
Stores in a container for 4 weeks. Enjoy.
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