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Gingerbread Granola Recipe

Gingerbread Granola

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes

I love to give gifts from the kitchen for the holidays, and am always looking for something more original than the ubiquitous cookie. Wrapped up in a nice jar and tied with a ribbon, this is a gift anyone would enjoy. This granola tastes especially delicious over maple or vanilla yogurt.

by Alison Needham

What you'll need

  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup blanched, slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup crystallized ginger, chopped
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/8 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch salt

Notes:

Makes about 4 cups.

How to make it

  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. Mix oats and nuts in a large bowl. Mix sugar, spices, salt and wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
  3. Pour sugar and oil mixture over the oats and stir well, making sure everything is evenly coated.
  4. Pour out onto greased, rimmed baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  5. Let cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

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