You know you want cookies for breakfast.
It could not be easier to make AND making your own is super thrifty.
Are you ready? Of course you are.
Gingerbread Granola Recipe
Makes 4 cups
Preheat oven to 350 F
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 1/4 cup nuts, chopped (use whatever floats your goat. I'm using a mix of walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts)
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
2 large egg whites (this is what makes the clusters in the granola)
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 cup molasses
2 Tablespoons agave nectar (or honey)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup dried fruit (I like cranberries, but you do what you like)
Slide the baking sheet in the oven for 10 minutes. After 10, pull out the granola and use a spatula to flip the granola over. Do it in sections--it's just easier that way. Return it to the oven for 5 minutes.
I like mine mixed with plain Greek yogurt or heated in the microwave with almond milk (then it becomes the most delicious oatmeal ever). You can also wrap it in cellophane bags and give it away as gifts.