Healthy Recipe: Gingersnap Granola

By Laura Brooks
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Here’s a hearty and healthy recipe for the holidays! This great granola will have you and your family happily munching and crunching.  Ginger, cinnamon add just the right zip while oat bran provide fiber and nutrients. Perfect for a breakfast or a pick me up snack.

Serving size about 3/4 cup

3 cups oat bran cold cereal
2 cups oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
2 tablespoons margarine
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons light or dark molasses
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan or rimmed baking sheet with no stick cooking spray. In large bowl, combine oat bran cereal and oats; set aside.

Place margarine in 2 cup microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high 30 to 45 seconds or until melted. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Drizzle over combined cereals, stirring until evenly coated; spread evenly in pan.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool granola in pan on wire rack. Store tightly covered up to one week.

For more healthy eating recipes, check out the other delicious recipes listed on this blog or visit Green Mountain Healthy Living Recipe Favorites.

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