Gingerbread Granola (Gluten Free, Vegan, Oat Free)

Gingerbread Granola (Gluten Free, Vegan, Oat Free)

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What better way to celebrate Christmas everyday. Than this gingerbread granola recipe. It’s got all the warming spices you could ever want. With a great crunch and beautiful taste. It’s gluten and oat free as well as vegan. Making it a great healthy breakfast.

Christmas is a time for indulgence. As much as I love all the holiday food. I always try and find a healthier alternative. Whilst not losing any of the great flavours.

Granola is such a simple thing to make. Super easy to customise and adapt to fit any dietary requirement. I’ve made several different granola recipes here on the blog.

flatlay of gingerbread granola

More Granola Recipes:

Banana Bread Granola (GF, Vegan, Oat Free)

Honey Nut Granola (GF, Vegan, Oat Free)

Hot Cross Bun Granola (GF, Vegan, Oat Free)


Why Homemade Granola is Better Than Store Bought.

First off its cheaper to make your own. Secondly is much healthier and easy to adapt to dietary requirements.

By making your own granola, you can choose exactly what ingredients you use and don’t use. Many store bought granola’s are high in sugar and tend to contain a few different types of sugar.

The most common names for sugar are, molasses, barley malt syrup, agave, sucrose, fruit juice concentrate, invert sugar, glucose and fructose. There is over 56 different names given to sugar. Which can make it hard to identify exactly what ingredients are being used.

Creating your own granola can not only be healthier but fun. Get creative with different add ins, to tailor it to what you like or the time of year.

spoonful of granola

Need This To Be Nut Free

Its as simple as switching the powdered peanut butter for mashed banana and the flaked almonds for sunflower flower seeds. Check out my banana bread granola recipe for how to use mashed banana in place of the powdered peanut and water mixture.

Ingredients Needed For Gingerbread Granola

  • Buckwheat flakes
  • Flaked almonds
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Mixed peel
  • Powdered peanut
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground cloves
  • Nutmeg
  • Mixed spice
  • Gingerbread fruit syrup
  • Water
gingerbread granola

How to Make this Gingerbread Granola Oat Free

Although you can buy gluten free oats, for me and many other people that can’t tolerate gluten. Even gluten free oats aren’t suitable. This is where oat free alternatives come in. For this gingerbread granola i used buckwheat flakes.

Buckwheat flakes make a great alternative to oats as they are similar in texture and have a neutral flavour. They can be a little difficult to find, which is why i buy mine online. You can find them on amazon or from the real food source website. Which is where i buy mine from along with rice flakes. These are another great replacement for oats. I used them to make porridge or overnight oats.

granola in two small heart bowls

Final Result

An quick and easy holiday inspired granola recipe. Sure to put you in the festive spirit. Perfect for a healthy breakfast or a snack. Mix this gingerbread granola with yoghurt or sprinkle it on top of ice cream for a healthier dessert.

Gingerbread Granola (Gluten Free, Vegan, Oat Free)

What better way to celebrate Christmas everyday. Than this gingerbread granola recipe. It’s got all the warming spices you could ever want. With a great crunch and beautiful taste. It’s gluten and oat free as well as vegan. Making it a great healthy breakfast.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine gluten free, oat free, vegan
Keyword Gingerbread granola
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 180 grams Buckwheat Flakes
  • 35 grams Powdered peanut butter i used Pb fit
  • 6 tbsp Water
  • 2 tbsp Gingerbread fruit syrup or other liquid sweetener
  • 1 tbsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1 tsp Mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 30 grams Flaked almonds
  • 25 grams Dried cranberries
  • 25 grams Mixed peel

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl mix powdered peanut butter and water together to create a runny mixture.

  2. Add the buckwheat flakes and all the spices together in a medium sized bowl. Stir to combine.

  3. Stir the peanut butter mixture into the buckwheat flakes until the they start to clump together.

  4. Spread the granola on to a lined baking tray and press down to create an even layer.

  5. Bake at 180 for 12-15 minutes. Check on it after 12 minutes to make sure it's not burning. Bake until firm and crispy.

  6. Leave to cool on the baking tray. This is how to create larger clusters.

  7. Once cool break up into clusters. Mix in the dried cranberries, flaked almonds and mixed peel.

  8. Store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.

spoonful of granola



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