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Gingerbread Granola Clusters

Start your morning off with all the flavors of classic gingerbread in a spiced and flavorful granola with big crunchy clusters.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, Holiday
Keyword christmas food gift, christmas granola, gingerbread recipes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 164 kcal


  • 2-1/2 cups old fashioned oats use certified gluten free oats if necessary
  • 1/4 cup oat flour You can grind up your own oat flour in your blender or food processor [**can also use all purpose flour if gluten is not a concern]
  • 1/2 cup almond meal You can grind up your own with some raw almonds in the food processor
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 3-1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Add-Ins (optional):

  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • 1/4 cup raw slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup white/dark/semi-sweet chocolate chips of your choice use gluten free chips if desired


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees  F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.

  2. In a very large bowl, mix together the oats, oat flour, almond meal, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan on medium heat, warm the molasses, maple syrup, and coconut oil until has melted - whisk until well combined and remove from heat. Whisk in the vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the molasses mixture into the dry ingredients and toss to combine. Spread evenly onto baking pan and press down the granola with the back of a wooden spoon or spatula to flatten it out to stick together. That will help create the clumps to make crunchy clusters.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes, Do NOT STIR and rotate the pan halfway through. Gently move around any pieces that may be cooking unevenly at the edge (we don't want to break apart the clusters) with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  6. Once baked, remove from oven and allow granola to sit and cool completely for another 30 minutes. Break apart any very large pieces to your preferred size. Once completely cool, mix in pistachios, pecans, almonds, dried cranberries or add-ins of your choice. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Granola Clusters
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/4 cup))
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 135mg4%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.