Gingerbread Granola

Gingerbread granola Gingerbread granola I didn’t make a gingerbread house this year. I don’t usually. It’s not a tradition for me. I just think they are SO cute when I see other’s creations. So, I think in the back of my mind every year I half plan to do one.

But I’ll tell you what I did do: make gingerbread granola. I love greek yogurt with a little  honey and granola for breakfast all year long. Swapping out my usual granola for a gingerbread flavor just makes my morning routine feel a little more festive. And I love that. 🙂Gingerbread spiceGingerbread Granola, makes 3 cups

2 cups oats
1 cup almond slivers
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves

In a bowl combine the oats and almonds. Pour over the olive oil and maple syrup. Mix well so all the pieces get coated. I like to combine all the spices and salt in a small bowl or cup. Evenly sprinkle the spices over the mixture, stir so everything gets mixed well.How to make gingerbread granolaOptional: press the granola into a gingerbread man cookie cutter. Or you can just spread the mixture in a thin layer onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or a silpat mat. Bake at 350°F for 15-18 minutes. Gingerbread granolaThe little gingerbread man granola will be quite fragile, but they are so cute sticking out of your morning yogurt (or bowl or milk, whatever). Try this. Make your morning routine festive! xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman

  • I made this yesterday as a gift for my granola-loving son and it came out great and so easy! I didn’t have access to almonds, but had lots of pecans, so used those instead, roughly chopped. Excellent recipe and wonderful for gift-giving!

  • I love LOVE that you shaped them into little gingerbread men! So cute and so CLEVER!!

  • I pinned this for later!

    xo Jennifer

  • Omg! I love gingerbread so this recipe for granola is amazing! Thanks for sharing Emma!

    Lulu xx

  • Love the idea of making breakfast more festive, I have friends coming to stay for Christmas,might give this a whirl! Meabh Xox

  • such a cute idea. really nice. i need to try this :9

    vreeni from freak in you

  • This looks so yummy!

  • Perfect recipe. I ll do it soon, because it looks healthy and so yummy. I love recipes like that.

  • That looks delish! I’ve never made granola before but this one looks super simple 🙂

  • Oh my gosh! I feel like I say this about half of the things on this blog but SOOOO CUTE.

  • this sounds like the perfect thing for a christmas morning breakfast!
    definitely saving this recipe 🙂

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

  • Wow – your ginger granola men are so cute. What a lovely idea, and I bet kids would love it!
    Claire xx

  • This looks so delicious 🙂 thank you for sharing, I can’t wait to try it!

    Jo xx

  • How adorable! I love this idea. I’m going to try this.

    xoxo Zoe

  • I am making this as SOON as I get home today! I’m thinking it will be delicious over oatmeal with almond milk on top 🙂

    Thank you for the idea!

  • this is absolutely perfect for gifts. it’s exactly what i’ve been looking for. thank you!

  • I love homemade granola & some yummy Greek yogurt. I’ve never thought to make gingerbread granola, but I bet it’s awesome! Guess what I’ll be doing this weekend. 😉


  • Awesome idea for Christmas morning! I’m in the same boat as you when it comes to gingerbread houses. 🙂

  • That’s so adorable & looks delicious!
    xx Chloe

  • I just posted about my gingerbread house yesterday ( ) but I love this idea! Looks really yummy and it’s pretty healthy. I have very unhealthy breakfast usually so this would probably be a good idea for me for over Christmas. Have a lovely holiday ladies (and gents) at ABM. Zoe x

  • How sweet! Such a great combination! They’re so darn cute, it’d be a shame to eat them! 😉

  • Oh my goodness this looks SO good. Definitely making this.

    xo, Juliette Laura

  • Yummy! That looks great…I’ll try this as soon as I get home from work.

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    Love from Germany,


  • yum yum yum!!! I love granola but I was looking for something a bit different this is a must try for me now! xx. gigi.

  • what kid wouldn’t love that for breakfast. I love gingerbread

  • This is precious! I love how he looks so comfy in his yogurt bubble bath 😛

  • this is great! There are so few christmas breakfast ideas for this time of year!

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