Gingerbread Granola

I made this granola on Christmas Eve, as a treat and we’ve been having it at weekends, on stewed apples, ever since. It is a recipe courtesy of Gingerbread Jenn, if anyone knows how to make gingerbread granola, it will be her (the clue is in the name). This was decadent, delicious granola with a combination of so many things that I love, hazelnuts, dried cranberries, cinnamon, ginger, dark chocolate and honey. It is just incredible.

Gingerbread granola

It was too delicious to wait to get a beautiful photograph of but it is shown in the picture above on top of some cinnamon and ginger stewed apples and blueberries; a pretty perfect combination.

Ingredients: (Feel free to substitute the dried fruits/nuts/syrups for your favourites)

  • 3 & 1/4 cups of oats
  • 0.25 tsp of salt
  • 2 tbsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp of ground ginger
  • 1 cup of hazelnuts
  • 1 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1 cup of dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp of chopped crystallized ginger
  • 3 tbsp of honey/maple syrup
  • 0.25 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of treacle/molasses
  • 2 tbsp of golden syrup

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C and line one large or two smaller baking trays with baking paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, salt, spices, nuts, dried fruit, chocolate and crystallized ginger.
  3. In a saucepan, combine the syrups and oil and heat gently until well combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into the mixing bowl and stir until everything is well coated.
  5. Pour the contents out onto the baking tray (or divide between the two) and place them in the oven, for 20 minutes.
  6. Stir well after ten minutes and make sure you keep your eye on it.
  7. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely (if you can!).
  8. Break up any lumps and store in an airtight container.
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