How to Make The Best Gingerbread Granola


I find that granola is a big divide in a lot of households; some people love it, some hate it. Which team are you on? Today I decided to use the warming flavors of gingerbread spice to make this delicious granola. I added dried cranberries because I love the flavour combination.

Gingerbread cranberry granola in a bowl with more granola on a baking tray
Granola is perfect for breakfast or dessert

Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl; believe me it makes it easier in the end! Now it is time for the liquid ingredients together in another bowl. If you prefer a sweeter granola, add 1/2 cup of maple syrup. If you prefer a more subdued sweetness, add only 1/3 of a cup. Spread it on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Stir while baking if you prefer smaller granola; otherwise don’t stir it at all and don’t touch it until it is completely cooled before breaking into bigger chunks. Here is a link to my homemade Gingerbread Spice!

A bowl of unmixed ingredients for gingerbread granola
It doesn’t take many ingredients to make this granola!
5 from 1 vote

Gingerbread Granola

A cozy and satisfying granola

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Gluten Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 Cups
Author Sareena’s Food


  • 2 Cups GF Rolled Oats
  • ½ Cup Dried Cranberries
  • Cup Shredded Coconut
  • Cup Chopped Pecans
  • tsp Gingerbread Spice Mix
  • Cup Coconut Oil (melted)
  • ⅓-½ Cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Almond Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Pure Fancy Molasses


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F/162°C.

  2. Mix together the oats, coconut, dried cranberries, pecans, and gingerbread spice.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine the coconut oil, ⅓ cup maple syrup, almond butter, and molasses. If it is not sweet enough, add more maple syrup now.

  4. Pour the liquid over the oat mixture. Spread it on to a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. If you want the granola in small chunks, stir twice; if you want bigger pieces, don't stir it at all. Leave it on pan until cooled and then break in to large chunks.

Picture of the gingerbread granola with a title on it

One Comment

  1. Jason Sheppard

    5 stars
    Delicious. Like a dessert!


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