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Gingerbread Christmas Granola

A warming gingerbread granola
Course Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 210kcal

Ingredients

Gingerbread Christmas Granola: Syrup Ingredients

  • 5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Christmas Granola: Dry Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups (180g) old-fashioned rolled oats jumbo oats
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 6 tbsp whole almonds
  • 4 tbsp sweet dried cranberries optional
  • 4 tbsp roasted pistachio nuts optional

Instructions

Gingerbread Christmas Granola Instructions

  • Heat the oven to fan assisted 120C / 140C / 275F / gas 1.
  • Mix syrup ingredients together in a pot and warm gently on the cooker until combined.
  • Then mix together the oats and nuts, add in the syrup and combine thoroughly.
  • Spread mixture in a thin layer onto baking tray (you might need two trays) and bake for 20 mins.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Stir in cranberries and pistachios (if you are using) and then serve.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 6 weeks.

Notes

Christmas Granola Tips

  • You need the old-fashioned rolled oats (jumbo oats), not the quick cook variety, for this recipe.
  • This is not too sweet - I like my granola that way. But you can double the syrup mixture if you prefer.
  • Add even more cranberries and pistachios to suit your taste.
  • Feel free to use actual gingerbread spice if you have it.
  • Do make sure to cook the granola at the temperature the recipe calls for. If you cook it at a high temperature you risk the granola not drying out but actually burning.

Gingerbread Christmas Granola Weight Watchers Points

There are 8 Freestyle SmartPoints in a serving of Christmas Granola.

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1.3mg