Sweet, lightly spiced Gingerbread Granola is studded with red dried cranberries, green pistachios, and white chocolate chips, making it a perfect holiday breakfast or homemade food gift!
Happy Wednesday, friends! I have big plans for plenty of fall favorites and Thanksgiving menu ideas this month, but I hope you’ll forgive me for briefly jumping ahead to a Christmas recipe today. Homemade granola is one of my family’s favorite breakfasts, so I thought it would be fun to put a holiday spin on my favorite, tried and true granola recipe this year by jazzing it up with gingerbread spices and adding some yummy red, green, and white accents!
I love packaging up generous bags or jars of granola as gifts around the holidays (or really, any time of year!) for teachers, neighbors, family, and friends. I must say that such gifts are always well received and, more often than not, result in at least a few recipe requests! This Gingerbread Granola is drizzled with maple syrup and molasses and spiced with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. And then to make things extra festive, the cooled granola is studded with dried cranberries, toasted pistachios, and creamy white chocolate chips. It’s guaranteed to smell heavenly as it bakes and one taste will transport you straight to a holiday frame of mind!
It’s easy to make a big batch of this granola to divide up between several gifts. I typically package it in clear cellophane bags or glass jars (quart-sized Mason jars work perfectly). Then simply fancy up your gift with some ribbon or colored twine, and don’t forget to add a cute gift tag! I made these “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” printable gift tags last year, so feel free to hop over and download them for your Gingerbread Granola gifts…or for any of your other gift-giving needs this December. 😉
I hope y’all have a chance to try this recipe sometime soon, whether you bake it for your family, add it to a brunch spread while hosting guests, or whip it up as a thoughtful, much-appreciated, homemade food gift this holiday season. Enjoy, friends, and may your holidays be merry and bright!
I was excited to originally share this recipe as part of this year’s Bake Craft Sew: A Handmade Holiday series! Leigh Anne of Your Homebased Mom (where you’ll find the BAKE ideas), Mique of Thirty Handmade Days (where you’ll find the CRAFT ideas), and Cindy of Skip to My Lou (where you’ll find the SEW ideas) are the hostesses of this fun holiday series, where over 100 amazing ideas, recipes, and tutorials will be shared leading up to December. Bake Craft Sew was started five years ago to encourage readers to create and enjoy a handmade holiday, and I was thrilled to be a part of it this year!
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! As part of this fabulous series, I also get to share a fun giveaway with you all for an awesome Blendtec blender! Wouldn’t it make a great Christmas gift…for yourself or for your favorite foodie? 😉 Enter using the Rafflecopter below, and good luck!
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