I love making things during the holiday season that make the house smell divine while cooking. Cinnamon rolls, vegetable stock, and now this granola are some of my favorites. The deliciously intoxicating smell of gingerbread really sings Christmas and you’re going to want to make this and gift it to all your friends. First, we need the details.
I am a breakfast food gal, without a doubt. Actually, if I’m being honest, I’m a brunch gal (who always orders breakfast items) but only at brunch is it acceptable to have a cocktail with your meal. Granola has a special place in my heart because it’s not only a breakfast or brunch item. Serve it in a bowl with milk, as a crunch for a salad, by the handful, or over yogurt or ice cream. It also serves as an excellent gift for friends and family around the holidays.
This Grain-Free Gingerbread Granola hits all the right notes. It has a the warming spices of fall and winter, the sweetness from maple syrup and molasses, and a bit of salt to round everything out. Because this granola is grain-free, it is extremely nutrient dense. A small palmful is a delightful snack and it makes a better topping than it does an actual meal because it is so filling.
This recipe is a cinch to make. In a bowl combine all the nuts together along with the coconut. In a saucepan, combine all of the other ingredients except for the raisins. Those get added at the end once the granola is done being toasted. Once all the ingredients are combined in the saucepan and warmed through, add them to the dry mixture in the large bowl and stir to combine. Pour onto a sheet pan and bake for 35-40 minutes at 300 degrees. You want to bake it enough so everything becomes toasted but not burnt.
Once done, remove from the oven and let it cool. It will crisp up more as it cools. Once cool, add the raisins and store in mason jars.
I hope you all love this recipe. If you make this Grain-Free Gingerbread Granola, please be sure to leave a comment on my web page and tag me on social media @plantiful_grub on Instagram and Facebook. Enjoy!