Gingerbread Granola

Gingerbread Granola

I’m tired of chocolate.  There, I said it.  I can hardly believe it myself.   I’ve been on candy overload for quite some time.  Between the Milk Duds and Butterfingers and candy corn, I just can’t take one more piece of candy.  Nope, zip, zilch, nada.

Time to lighten up a bit.  You know, before Thanksgiving comes.  Because once turkey day is here, we pretty much don’t stop eating until January 2nd.  Then we all diet, naturally.

I love gingerbread.  Or rather, I love ginger!  I love the spice it gives to recipes and the aroma is homey and inviting.  Gingerbread granola is perfect for the holidays and would make a wonderful gift.  The ginger is not overwhelming; the maple syrup and honey definitely shine through.  The best thing is how light this gingerbread granola is as I used applesauce to cut down on the fat.   I’ve read that the average person gains about 5 lbs over the holiday season.  See?  I got your back.   We have to save calories where we can!  Cookie trays will be calling!

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Gingerbread Granola

Recipe Type: Breakfast, snack
Author: Lemons for Lulu
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Serves: 16
Granola with lots of ginger spice!
Ingredients
  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • ¾ cup wheat germ
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup chopped almons
  • 1cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup flax seed
  • ¾ t salt
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1 t ginger
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine dried ingredients. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, salt, syrup, honey, oil applesauce, vanilla, cinnamon and ginger. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Pour over dried ingredients stirring to coat.
  2. Spread granola on al large baking sheet covered in foil. Bake in a 300 degree oven for about 25 minutes, stirring half way through bake time. Remove and let cool completely before adding chocolate chips.

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30 Responses

  1. You know – I don’t like to chocolate as is, only in cookies, cakes etc, but I can never be tired of it. LOL
    Anyway it doesn’t bother me to eat other sweets at the same time
    I LOVE ginger and I think this is a great granola recipe – you put all goodies inside – YUMMY !:)

    • Thanks Winnie! I wasn’t tired of chocolate for long…I ate some for breakfast!

  2. Tired of chocolate? Say it isn’t so, Tanya! Well, if you’re going to seek out a substitute, this ginger-flavored granola is the ticket. It sounds terrific and would be great for breakfast — and I’m not a breakfast person.

  3. Yum! I love homemade granola and gingerbread sounds amazing!

  4. YAY for seasonal granola!! This will be a fabulous addition to my breakfast table real soon!

    • Thanks Becca!!! I thought it was a darn good winter granola!

  5. This looks so good! I love granola, and gingerbread, so this seems like the perfect recipe!

    • Thanks Alicia! It turned out to be a wonderful recipe!

  6. Yum! I am so excited to try this recipe, sounds wonderful!

  7. Wow, this sounds delicious!

    • Thanks Karyn! It was so easy and delicious!

  8. This is unique and sounds wonderful! Google+’d it!

    • Thank you!! It turned out to be a pretty good snack!

  9. Tired of chocolate? That never happens to me:-) But I have to admit this gingerbread granola does sound pretty tempting!!!

    • Well, the granola DOES have white chocolate, so I can’t says I’m entirely sick of chocolate!

    • Thanks Jamie, I think this would make a wonderful gift!

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