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    Gingerbread Granola

    Ingredients:

    Gingerbread Granola is a high-fiber, low-sodium snack with healthful ingredients: ginger soothes digestive symptoms; almonds and sunflower seeds supply Vitamin E; flax seeds are rich in omega-3 acids; and dried apricots and golden raisins contain important antioxidants.

    Low in sodium and high in fiber, Gingerbread Granola is packed with healthy ingredients like flax seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, golden raisins, and dried apricots, making it a delicious and nutritious snack.

    YIELD: 16 servings

    • 2 ½ cups rolled oats
    • ¾ cup raw slivered almonds
    • ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
    • 2 teaspoons flax seeds
    • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger powder
    • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
    • ⅛ teaspoon salt
    • Pinch nutmeg
    • ⅓ cup agave nectar
    • 1 tablespoon molasses
    • ⅓ cup brown sugar
    • ¼ cup chopped dried apricots
    • ¼ cup golden raisins

    Instructions:

    Preheat oven to 300˚F. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and spices. In a separate bowl, whisk together the agave nectar, brown sugar, and molasses. Pour over dry mixture and stir until incorporated thoroughly.

    Evenly spread the granola mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until dry, stirring occasionally, for about 25 to 30 minutes. Cool slightly before adding apricots and raisins. Once cooled completely, store in an airtight jar or sealed bag.