Sweetened with maple syrup and molasses, Ginger Spice Granola gets a nice crunch from toasted coconut and almonds and bakes in just 30 minutes!
Do you ever find yourself in a rut when it comes to weekday breakfasts? Most mornings I’m grabbing a granola bar and cup of coffee, and if I’m lucky a piece of fruit, before heading out the door. Yes, believe it or not, this food blogger relies on convenience breakfast items (instant oatmeal, cereal, yogurt) during the week. Getting myself to work on time would never happen if I cooked a hot breakfast—that’s reserved for the weekend! But, I have to admit that sometimes I get a little tired of the same old thing.
Although I don’t make time to cook on weekday mornings, I do like to break up my routine by baking homemade granola to eat instead of boxed cereal. This recipe for Ginger Spice Granola comes together in just 30-40 minutes, and it makes enough to feed both John and I breakfast for a couple of weeks. It keeps fresh in an airtight container for two to three weeks and is delicious served with a little milk or as a topping for yogurt and fruit.
Convenience breakfast doesn’t always have to come in a box. With just a little planning, baking homemade granola ahead of time gives our weekday mornings a little variety. This version has some of my favorite winter spices—cinnamon, ginger, and cloves—and is naturally sweetened with maple syrup and molasses. The pistachios and dried cranberries are added in after baking to prevent them from becoming too chewy.
Feel free to mix things up a bit by adding or substituting your favorite nuts, like pecans or walnuts. You can even turn this granola into a snack mix by adding chocolate chips or M&Ms.
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Recipe adapted from Five Heart Home. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 274 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 10mg Sodium: 121mg Carbohydrates: 40g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 17g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
Recipe adapted from Five Heart Home.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.