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Paleo Gingerbread Granola (Vegan)

A bowl of paleo, vegan and low sugar gingerbread granola with a glass of milk in the bakcground.

This crunchy Paleo and Vegan Gingerbread granola recipe is packed with holiday flavors making it perfect for the Christmas season.  Sweetened with molasses and maple syrup, this healthy granola recipe is low sugar and perfect to enjoy all year ’round too. It’s nutritious,  quick and easy to make, and kid-approved too!

You may have already known that I have been loving all the Gingerbread recipes with Christmas right around the corner.

  1. Gingerbread Chocolate Truffles (Paleo, Vegan)
  2. Vegan Gingerbread Cake with Cashew Cream
  3. Chewy and Soft Gingerbread Cookies (Paleo)

 

A jar of healthy Christmas Gingerbread Granola spilt on a piece of wood slap. There is a glass of milk and christmas lights in the background.

 

And this Christmas flavor continues.  I’m so excited to share this homemade healthy Gingerbread granola recipe with you! It is Paleo, Vegan, and Gluten-Free, packed with superfoods, nutrients and yet so easy to make.

It would also be great to throw in a cute little mason jar with ribbon and a pretty label to give as a homemade gift for the holidays too. Who doesn’t love delicious homemade gifts?  Sharing is caring! 

 

Ways to Enjoy Healthy Gingerbread Granola

 

A bowl of paleo, vegan and low sugar gingerbread granola with a glass of milk in the bakcground.

 

There are so many ways you can enjoy this Gingerbread Granola. Here are a few of my favorites. You won’t be able to keep your hands off of them.

1. Top off your yogurt chia pudding with granola

The crunchy granola compliments those soft, delectable little chia seeds like they were made for each other.

2. Add crunchy granola to smoothie bowls

Perfect way to get fruits, vegetables, protein, and healthy fats all in one meal.

3. Toss it with salads

I know granola isn’t traditionally thought of as salad topper, but the crunch of the granola can serve as a great substitute to croutons and gives the salad some depth. Not to mention fruit, nuts, and seeds in a salad are delicious.

4. Mix it with some almond milk and enjoy it as a bowl of cereal.

The possibilities are endless.

 

Health Benefits of Healthy Granola

 

A bowl of paleo, vegan and low sugar gingerbread granola with a glass of milk in the bakcground.

 

All the clean ingredients, crunchy texture, and gingerbread flavors make up the holiday granola recipe.

Unlike traditional granolas, this recipe uses nuts as the base of this healthy granola recipe provides a great source of healthy fats, along with fiber and protein too! The fat, fiber, and protein provided by the nuts slow digestion, which also helps keep blood sugar levels stable along with keeping you fuller longer.

Molasses and maple syrup are great options for adding sweetness to a recipe because it’s lower on the glycemic index than refined sugars, which helps keep blood sugar levels stable.

The perfect balance of carbs, fats, protein, and fiber in this paleo gingerbread granola recipe make it a great staple to always have on hand for breakfast or snacks. 

 

How to Make Paleo Gingerbread Granola

 

instruction on how to make gingerbread granola. mix the nuts and pour Molassess maple syrup and coconut oil over

 

This recipe is SO easy to make. Just mix all of your ingredients together in one bowl, spread on a sheet pan, bake and that’s it!

In this recipe I used:

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Pecans
  • Molasses
  • Maple syrup
  • Flax seeds (or chia seeds optional)
  • Coconut oil

Tip: if you are using whole almonds, cashews or pecans, pulse the nuts in a food processor or roughly chop them up first.

 

A few Alternatives For this Gingerbread Granola Recipe

 

 

1. Coconut Oil

If you’re not a fan of coconut flavor you can use fractionated coconut oil which doesn’t taste or smell like coconut. Fractionated coconut oil is derived from virgin coconut oil but the LCTs (long-chain triglycerides) are removed, which leaves it liquid at room temperature. Not to worry though, the MCT (medium-chain triglycerides) and antioxidants are still present to give you all of the health benefits you find in virgin coconut oil.

2. Gluten-Free Rolled Oats for Complex Carbs

If you are not on a strict paleo diet, try adding some gluten-free rolled oats to provide a great source of complex carbohydrates. It will make them a perfect pre or post-workout snack.

3. Add your other holiday favorites.

Throw some chocolate chips in there to make it a great snack option to satisfy your sweet tooth. Besides chocolate, you can also add dried cranberries that will add a perfect pop of festive color and hold up nicely to the sweet granola crunch.

 

How to Store Healthy Granola

 

Store the paleo gingerbread granola in a mason jar with an air-tight cap. There is Christmas lights in the background.

 

The best way to store your granola (if you don’t end up eating it all!) is to put it in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge.

I hope you and your family will enjoy this recipe as much as I did! What are your favorite ways to use granola? Leave a comment below!

 

Last but not least, I can’t wait for you to try it! You can use “tried it” on Pinterest or share it on Instagram by tagging #shuangyseats. 

A bowl of paleo gingerbread granola with a glass of milk in the bakcground.

 

More Healthy Holiday Recipes You may Love:

1. Paleo Pecan Pie Brownie (Gluten Free, Low Carb)

2. Apple Pie French Toast Casserole

3. Healthy Pumpkin Pie (Paleo, Low Carb)

 

 

Yield: 12

Gingerbread Granola (Paleo, Vegan)

Gingerbread Granola (Paleo, Vegan)

This Paleo Vegan and Gluten-Free Gingerbread granola recipe is packed with holiday flavors making it perfect for the Christmas season.  Sweetened with molasses and maple syrup, this healthy granola recipe is low sugar and perfect to enjoy all year 'round too.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300F.
  2. Roughly chop up the nuts to smaller pieces if you are using whole nuts, or pulse it a few times in a food processor.n a mixing bowl, toss together chopped nuts, flaxseeds, spices.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together melted coconut oil, blackstrap molasses, and maple syrup. Pour over the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Spread the granola on a coconut oil greased baking sheet.*
  5. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Gently stir and flip with a spatula. Bake an additional 8 – 10 minutes**
  6. Let it cool completely. Optional: Stir in chocolate chips, coconut flakes or dried cranberries. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. * For low carb and keto options, you can use keto-approved maple syrup.
  2. ** No need to spread out the granola, allow some to form clusters/chunks.
  3. *** Check frequently to make sure the granola doesn't burn.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 102mg Carbohydrates: 16g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 10g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
The Nutrition Fact Below is specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.

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