Perfectly Crispy Nutty Gingerbread Granola

Guys, I have a problem. My problem, almost addiction, is that I am making everything I bake ginger bread or saffron spiced… I don’t know what you think, but I think it’s a wonderful problem to have! Well, at least it is in December. In result, I of course had to make some fabulous ginger bread spiced granola once I ran out of my favourite chocolate granola, which happened a couple of days ago. And voilà! Here you have the recipe for the most delicious, decadent tasting, nutty, perfectly sweet and crispy ginger bread granola. Eating this granola basically is like eating mouth fulls of heavenly Christmas spirit. Who can deny something as delicious and wonderful like eating something that gives you the joyful festive feeling? I certainly can not!

As always, sending lots of love you guys, and enjoy!

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Perfectly Crispy Nutty Gingerbread Granola

[Vegan, whole food, refined sugar-, gluten-, oil-free, fruit sweetened]

Servings: 300g     Prep time: 10-20 minutes

Baking time: 20 minutes     Total time: 30-40 minutes

Ingredients
  • 16 / 200g pitted dates
  • 3 tbsp nut butter of choice
  • 1,25 dl / 1/2 cup water
  • A pinch of salt
  • A splash of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground dried ginger
  • 3/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 3/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 7,5 dl / 3 cups rolled oats, buckwheat or puffed cereal of choice
  • 1,25 dl / 1/2 cup puffed cereal (can be skipped)
  • 1,25 dl / 1/2 cup mixed nut and seeds of choice
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 150ºC / 300ºF.
  2. In a food processor or blender, mix the dates, nut butter, water, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, salt, and vanilla extract until completely smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, puffed cereal, and nuts . Add the date paste, and give the mixture a toss until everything’s coated. Add the coconut sugar, and give the granola another toss. Do not knead or mush together the mixture, otherwise the granola won’t bake properly.
  4. Spread the granola evenly on two baking trays. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until crispy, and stir half way through.
  5. Let cool, and enjoy!

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