Chocolate Gingerbread Granola

breakfast recipes snacks sweets Dec 19, 2020
 

Looking for something simple but delicious and extra festive for Christmas morning (or better yet, any old morning)? This Chocolate Gingerbread Granola is the perfect goodie to have on hand as breakfast or a snack to nosh on any time of day.

If you haven’t hopped on the homemade granola bandwagon, also be sure to check out my:

It’s simply the perfect food to whip up with whatever seasonal flavors you love best.

But as if this gingerbread version wasn’t amazing enough on its own, add chocolate and we’re talking next level. You only need a bit of cacao powder to do the trick, and I always encourage y’all to try out my favorite brand, Karen Berrios Superfoods for the highest quality you can find. You can also use code GOODNESSWITHG for 20% off your order!

Plus, cacao powder provides tons of antioxidants, iron, calcium, beta-carotene and magnesium to support immune health, benefit digestion, boost cognitive performance and more. And it simply tastes amazing, so it’s a win-win.

Likewise, to give this granola that classic gingerbread taste, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg do the trick. But I personally love the additional bit of candied ginger for more texture and chew. Plus, it’s one of my favorite sweet treats in basically anything on simply on it’s own.

I personally opt for Blackstrap molasses for a variety of reasons – not only does it provide a variety of vitamins and minerals, but it also has the lowest sugar content of any sugar cane product.

For another festive molasses-filled treated, check out my Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies! They’re basically soft gingerbread cookies, and I’m all about it.

You’ll just need to bake all of this goodness together, and enjoy with nut milk, as a topping for your yogurt bowl or smoothie or by the handful for a pick-me-up around the holidays.

Give me a shout in the comments below or tag me on Instagram @goodness_with_g if you give this granola goodness a try!


 

 YIELDS8 Servings
 

 

Ingredients
  •  2 cups rolled oats (gluten free if desired)
  •  1 cup almonds, chopped
  •  ¼ cup cacao powder
  •  ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  •   cup candied ginger, chopped
  •  ¼ cup molasses
  •  ¼ cup maple syrup
  •  ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  •  1 tsp vanilla
  •  1 tsp ground ginger
  •  1 tsp cinnamon
  •  ½ tsp nutmeg
  •  ½ tsp all spice
  •  ½ tsp salt
 

 

Directions
 
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Add all of ingredients to a large bowl. Mix to combine well.
Spread evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Remove from the oven, and allow to completely cool on the countertop.
Serve with nut milk, top on your yogurt and smoothie or enjoy as is!

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