This Chocolate Gingerbread Granola is a tasty way to start the day! It uses spices like cinnamon and nutmeg and combines then with molasses and maple syrup to make the most delicious gingerbread granola recipe.
Find me someone who doesn't love granola. Honestly, it's impossible because granola is the best, and this gingerbread granola is the perfect thing to have in the house to get you in the winter spirit. It clumps up nicely, and the chocolate chips melt in the oven and then combine seamlessly with the gingerbread.
I know most people love granola on top of yogurt, but personally, I love eating it with milk like cereal. ....Probably because cereal reminds me of my childhood, so what better cereal to have during the holidays than gingerbread kind?!
WHY THIS GRANOLA IS THE BEST
- It clumps up once you bake it, and we all know granola clumps are the best part of any granola recipe
- The only thing better than gingerbread is gingerbread with chocolate
- It's delicious on its own, with milk or on top of yogurt
HOW TO MAKE GINGERBREAD GRANOLA
Granola is pretty fool-proof in my opinion, but let's go through how to properly make this recipe.
First, combine the dry ingredients--oats, cinnamon, ginger, all spice, and nutmeg--together in a bowl and then set that bowl to the side. Make sure to use rolled oats/old fashioned oats and NOT quick oats.
In a separate bowl, melt the coconut oil, then add the maple syrup, molasses and vanilla extract and whisk everything together before pouring the wet ingredients over top of the dry ingredients and using a spoon to mix them together, making sure the oats are completely coated. Last, stir in the chocolate chips.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, then pour the granola on top, making sure it's evenly spread out. Bake the granola for 20 minutes or so, then remove it from the oven and wait 5-10 minutes for it to cool, which will help harden the granola and allow it to break into chunks. At this point, the chocolate will have melted, so it will combine nicely with the gingerbread flavor.
HOW TO STORE GINGERBREAD GRANOLA
Store this granola (and any granola, really), in a container at room temperature. I kept mine in the glass container pictured above for two weeks and it was perfectly fine, but you can also store it in an air-tight container.
OTHER TASTY GRANOLA RECIPES
Chocolate Gingerbread Granola
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 ½ teaspoon ginger
- ¼ teaspoon all spice
- pinch of nutmeg
- ¼ cup coconut oil melted
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- pinch sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Pour oats into a large bowl and add cinnamon, ginger, all spice, and nutmeg.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt coconut oil until it is a liquid. Add syrup, molasses and vanilla to that same bowl and stir to combine. Last, stir in the chocolate chips.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then spread oats evenly out onto the sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven, sprinkle granola with salt and wait 5-10 minutes before breaking up and enjoying!
Natalie @ Feasting on Fruit says
This is perfect! I've been looking for a good holiday granola to make for gifts for friends, and this granola + mason jars + ribbons will be perfect 🙂
I need to buy ginger and nutmeg STAT so I can make ALL the gingerbread things!
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
How does the chocolate and gingerbread combo work? I was this close to adding chocolate chips to my batch but then went with....almonds lol!
Sam @ Better With Sprinkles says
chocolate and gingerbread sounds like such a fabulous combo!
I love granola on some greek yogurt. This looks yummy. Give me all the chocolate!
GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth says
Cereal is like my life force. Even better if it's got chocolate in it.
p.s. we're on the same wavelength cuz I'm currently working on two granola recipes. Oh, and your pics are especially gorgeous today 😀
Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon says
I am a dangerous person to be around when there is cereal. I cannot stop eating it! So so good - especially any cinnamon cereal. This granola looks just as addictive!
Chelsea @ Raw N' Toned says
Omg if I wasn't working tomorrow I would have to make this today!! But I'll probably end up making it anyways 😉
Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate says
I have been loving ginger everything lately- this looks so good!
Amanda @ .running with spoons. says
It's a crime, but I don't know that I've ever tried chocolate paired with gingerbread. NO WAIT! I have. And it's freaking amazing. Omg. And to answer your question... err... every.single.day... Often multiple times 🙂
Kirtley @ The Gist of Fit says
oooooooh my gosh!!!!! I am SO trying this out ASAP!!! I love homemade granola, and super love gingerbread! You're genius. Thanks!!! You just made my week super super awesome 🙂 And my hubs haha:)
Have a happy Thanksgiving!!
Liz @ A Latte Running says
This seriously looks so amazing! And I have all the ingredients - #yes 😀
Ah Tony the Tiger! This may be a dumb question, but is he still on the frosted flakes box? I don't know why I care, but I do. With that being said, I guess I'll go google it 🙂 Hah!
Happy Thanksgiving Eve pretty lady!
Christine @ Gotta Eat Green says
Yessss... all the gingerbread!! Loving these recipes. I have cereal about 3-4 times a week for breakfast. Can't get enough of the stuff!
Jen @ SavedbytheKale says
As a kid I ate cereal all the time, now I rarely eat it. I love granola and making my own. this looks delish!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Delicious! I love gingerbread...and obviously don't get me started on my love for chocolate! 🙂