If you’re craving that holiday gingerbread taste, but want a healthier substitute, gingerbread granola is such a great option! Give it as a gift or treat your family to this healthy holiday treat tomorrow morning. You can even leave some out for Santa this evening!

This recipe will make about 4 1/2 – 5 cups of Christmas tastiness that won’t de-rail your healthy eating habits.

What you’ll need

  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries, chopped

How it’s done

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, walnuts, almonds.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves and salt.
  4. Pour molasses, vanilla extract, olive oil, maple syrup and brown sugar into oat-nut mixture. Stir well to combine and coat all ingredients.
  5. Sprinkle spices over the mixture, coating well. Stir to combine.
  6. Spread mixture onto the lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir chopped cranberries into the mixture. Bake for 10 more minutes or until golden.
  7. Let the granola cool, and enjoy!


What are some other healthy holiday treats you and your family have made this year? 

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