A healthy and addictive homemade festive spin on my standard granola! My Gingerbread Granola recipe, just in time for the holiday season! It’s sweet, crunchy and totally Santa-approved.
If you know me, you know I love granola. So much so, I even have a Top Secret Granola recipe (and even created an art print out of it lol)! I love making huge batches and switching up the nuts, fruits and flavours. You also might know by now, I have a serious love for everything gingerbread, so this combination was kind of inevitable. Now let me tell you, this recipe is truly magical!
DIY Gingerbread Spice
‘Tis the season for all things gingerbread! The gingerbread flavours in this recipe come from the spices. The ginger, cinnamon, allspice and cloves give it depth, spice and warmth, while the maple syrup brings a touch of sweetness. I am so in love… baking your own granola is really so simple. If you want, you can also whip up a batch of my homemade Gingerbread Spice to use in this recipe (and many others this season) in replacement of the individual cinnamon spices. Just use it proportionately!
DIY Food Christmas Gifts
DIY gifts made with love are easy and super special. Granola makes a great gift, and I actually typically package up my granola as gifts. This year, my friends and family can definitely expect this gingerbread version! Put some into a pretty container or jar (I love the Weck jars) and wrap it up with a bow. Voilà!
Ways To Enjoy Gingerbread Granola
I like enjoying my granola with creamy Greek yogurt or my favourite milk. Depending on what I have on hand, throwing season fresh fruit works great in here too! This makes a great breakfast to start your day or a nutritious snack on its own when you need a pick-me-up.
A healthy and addictive homemade gingerbread granola recipe, just in time for the holiday season! It's sweet, crunchy and super festive. Increase the maple syrup to 3/4 cup if you like a sweeter granola.
- 5 cups large flake oats
- 2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 1/2 cups pecan halves
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup oil (neutral oil like avocado or canola)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup dried cranberries (optional)
Preheat the oven to 325 F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl mix together the oats, coconut, pecans, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves and salt.
In a separate medium bowl mix together the oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry, mix to combine, and spread on the prepared pans. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until light golden brown, tossing half way through. Add the dried cranberries if using.
Cool completely before storing in an airtight container for up to 3 months at room temperature.
Alanna Kelly says
Hi tori!! I love your gingerbread recipe and make it all the time!! I always have a batch on hand!! ♥️ I made your gingerbread spice. How much would I use in the granola recipe?
Tori W. says
Hey Alanna! Love to see you using my spice! Just swap out the amount of ginger, cinnamon, allspice, cloves in this recipe with the gingerbread spice. Try 2.5 tablespoons of the mixture instead. Happy baking!
I was waiting all weekend for this recipe! It was DELICIOUS, 10 out of 10!
Tori W. says
Thank you SO MUCH Leah! I am so thrilled you loved it. If you have a second, rating the recipe would really would mean the world to me!!
I’ve made it twice now, scored big with my friends too!
This is really yummy granola! Bonus: your house will smell amazing when you’re baking it. Thanks Tori!
This recipe is so delicious and what a great opportunity to share with others this holiday season, especially as it’s a little healthier than the usual cookie platter but has all the tastes and smell of tradition. The flavors are amazing and it looks beautiful in the little cellophane bags I was able to find. Porch drops today that will make the day of so many. Thank you for always sharing such beautiful styling, delicious recipes. Enjoy your family this holiday season, Merry Christmas!
Tori W. says
Hey Julie! Thank you so much for sharing. I am touched to know you gave this as a beautiful gift this season!! Merry Christmas from my family to yours.
If I don’t have cloves should I increase the other spiced?
So delicious! Made a few batches so I can share some love with my friends and family over the holidays 🙂
So happy you enjoyed it Ashley, your friends are family and going to have some great gifts! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review.
I am so excited about trying this recipe. I love that it’s festive, healthy, and I’m sure delicious. Excited about the new cookbook, too!!
Ashley Schwartz says
Did this recipe originally or ever have molasses in it?? I thought last time I made it I added molasses but my sleep deprived mommy brain could be making this up!!! I absolutely loved this recipe last time and am just whipping up a batch for teacher gifts!
Is it possible to make this into granola clusters?
Tori Wesszer says
Hi Megan, I’m sure it is – I just haven’t tried so I unfortunately don’t have a recipe to give you! I’m not sure what you would add to make it stick together, but perhaps sub the maple syrup for brown rice syrup which is more sticky? Would love to know if you try! Tori
I happen to know because I like clumpy granola, tried this trick and it worked a treat – whisk one egg white until frothy and add that to the mix. The granola clumps beautifully 🙂
Love the recipe! I replaced the pecans with almonds. My house smells amazing, and my husband who isn’t usually a fan of granola, immediately served himself a bowl and wanted more! Offering this in my gourmet baskets for Xmas.
Tori Wesszer says
Hi Gen, thank you so much for the review I really appreciate it! Merry Christmas! Tori
This is such a delicious twist on granola! My only issue was I couldn’t stop eating it.
Tori W. says
Hey Brittany! Boy can I ever relate… glad you enjoyed the recipe! Tori
I love this granola, & the way it makes my home smell divine! I ran out of cranberries so I topped up the cup with raisins. I had coconut flakes, (not shredded) so I pulsed it in my food processor. Other than that, I followed Tori’s recipe to a T.