15-Minute Skillet Gingerbread Granola

by Kristine on November 18, 2015

in Gluten Free, Healthy Breakfast, Recipes, Snacks

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Since I’ve now discovered how quick and easy skillet granola is, I can’t wait to come up with more flavors. My first creation, the 15-Minute Pumpkin Spice Skillet Granola was delicious, so I had to try another. This combination is amazing! I love pumpkin spice, and I also love anything gingerbread. This granola was to die for. So sticky, sweet and made these huge, delicious clusters of granola goodness.

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While granola is typically a breakfast staple, this batch didn’t even make it to the breakfast table. We were all sneaking pieces from the jar, and I sent a couple samples out for taste testing. It was about 2 days later that I realized it wasn’t going to last the week!

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This 15-Minute Skillet Gingerbread Granola would be great for any granola lover in your life. It would make a super cute homemade gift, and no one will be the wiser that it took literally 25 minutes (including prep time) to prepare.

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If you haven’t tried homemade granola before, I urge you to give this a try. If you love gingerbread, I can pretty much guarantee you’ll love it. I don’t recommend leaving out the crystallized (candied) ginger, as I think its what makes this recipe so yummy. Plus, if you have some leftover crystallized ginger, I highly recommend you try making my No-Bake Gingerbread Protein Balls as they contain it too! 🙂

15-Minute Skillet Gingerbread Granola
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Yield: 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 cups large flake oats (old fashioned oats)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup raw almonds, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp crystallized ginger, chopped into small pieces
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp honey
  • 3 Tbsp molasses
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients (oats, salt, almonds & ginger).
  2. In a smaller bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients (honey, molasses, melted coconut oil, vanilla).
  3. Mix the wet into the oat mixture and stir until evenly coated.
  4. Meanwhile, warm up a large skillet on the stove over medium heat.
  5. Place the granola in the skillet and allow to cook, turning frequently. I found a spatula works best.
  6. After about 10 minutes you'll see the consistency change and mixture will appear less wet. It will remain sticky looking though. Cook another 5 minutes and turn frequently to prevent burning.
  7. Remove from heat, mixture will still appear a touch wet and sticky. Spread mixture out over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or non-stick foil.
  8. Allow to cool and mixture should break easily into clusters and small pieces.
Notes
* Crystallized ginger is also known as candied ginger.
Nutrition
Serving size: ¼ cup Calories: 116 Fat: 4.6 g Saturated fat: 2.4 g Carbs: 18 g Sugar: 8.9 g Sodium: 40 mg Fiber: 1.4 g Protein: 2 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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  • Blair @ The Seasoned Mom

    This sounds delicious! I love the big chunks of granola, and the addition of the crystallized ginger must be the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. YUM!!

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