This Gingerbread Granola is deliciously festive and really easy to make that you just’ll like to bake it in batches to get pleasure from – and to present.
This oil-free granola recipe is now included in Dreena’s Kind Kitchen, since readers have beloved it for a few years since posting it.
As I discussed, this granola may be very simple to make. You may combine a batch in below ten minutes. Nonetheless, it would be best to prep excess of a batch!
Be ready to not less than double-batch it, even triple-batch. As a result of it’s irresistibly good to nibble on, and also you’ll need to have loads readily available to nibble on, and likewise to present in jars with ribbons. It retains nicely in hermetic containers within the pantry or fridge.
Now, this wholesome granola is fantastic any time of 12 months, however in fact, being Gingerbread Granola, it’s so well-suited to the vacation season and is particularly fantastic for gifting.
Oil-Free Granola FAQ
No, nevertheless it does want some entire meals fats. I’ve made it with out including entire meals fats with good outcomes, nevertheless it’s actually greatest with a small quantity of nut butter (this is my favorite) or a seed butter.
This recipe does the trick! It’s a mixture of nut butter and brown rice syrup. See this video for more information about utilizing a thick sweetener to create clusters.
It may be. This granola just isn’t sweetened as closely as business granola varieties, and likewise makes use of entire meals nut butter fat for texture. Storebought granolas usually have added oil and an excessive amount of sweetener.
By no means! I like straight-up snacking on this granola. Additionally strive it as a topper for non-dairy yogurt (strive this recipe), or as a topping for non-dairy ice cream.
For extra, watch my full Tea Time video about this granola recipe:
I hope you get pleasure from this plant-based granola, and for extra gingerbread love, take a look at my Chocolate Gem Gingerbread, Gingerbread Folks, and Gingery Cookies!
Gingerbread Granola (vegan, oil-free, gluten-free)
Carry the sweetness and aroma of freshly baked gingerbread right into a granola that’s good for breakfast, snacking – or for gifting throughout the holidays! Makes about 4 1/2 cups, relying on how ‘clustery’ you retain it!
- 3 cups rolled oats use licensed gluten-free for that possibility
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup chopped pecans OR 1/4 cup hemp seeds see observe
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp floor ginger
- 3/4 tsp floor allspice
- 1/8 tsp floor cloves
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 3 tbsp cashew butter or almond butter
- 3 – 4 tbsp pure maple syrup alter to desired sweetness
- 1/2 tbsp blackstrap molasses
- 1/4 cup brown rice syrup or a thick coconut nectar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries or different dried fruit optionally available, can omit, see observe
Preheat oven to 300 levels and line a big rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a big bowl, mix the oats, pecans or hemp seeds, spices and salt in a big bowl. In one other bowl, first mix the nut butter with the maple syrup and molasses, stirring to completely mix. Then, add the brown rice syrup, and vanilla to the maple/molasses combination and stir by way of. Add moist combination to dry combination, and stir by way of till nicely mixed. Switch combination to your lined baking sheet and unfold out to evenly distribute. Bake for 25-27 minutes, stirring a few occasions all through baking to make sure the combination browns evenly. Take away from oven, stir in dried fruit if utilizing, and bake for simply one other 2-3 minutes. Take away from oven once more. At this level the granola might not look utterly dry. Don’t overbake it, as it’s going to dry extra because it cools. Let cool utterly, after which break up into clusters. As soon as cool, retailer in an hermetic container. Eat straight, or with non-dairy milk or to prime contemporary fruit or non-dairy yogurt.
Spice Be aware: For a extra ‘on a regular basis’ model of this granola, merely cut back/minimize a number of the spices. Omit the ginger, allspice, and cloves. Cut back the cinnamon to about 1 tsp, and it’s also possible to add just a few pinches of freshly grated nutmeg should you like. Additionally, cut back the blackstrap molasses to about 1-2 teaspoons.
Dried fruit Be aware: I don’t at all times add dried fruit to granola, as I generally just like the sweetness as is. So, you possibly can select so as to add some or not – and it’s also possible to strive including just a few tablespoons of finely chopped crystallized ginger as a substitute of cranberries or raisins – it’s going to add a particular taste kick!
Brown Rice Syrup: You want a thick syrup on this recipe. Don’t substitute further maple syrup for the brown rice syrup. Use both the brown rice syrup or a thick coconut nectar.
photograph credit score: Angela MacNeil
This put up was initially revealed in December 2014 and up to date for December 2021.
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