Molasses Cookie Granola

This molasses cookie granola recipe is made with hearty oats, crunchy pecans and warm spices like cinnamon, ginger and ground cloves.

Molasses Cookie Granola

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This time of year my husband becomes the star of the kitchen, whipping up batch after batch of his famous cookies, Hermit Bars. If you don’t know what a hermit bar is, run, don’t walk, to your kitchen and bake up these cookies immediately.

Liz Making Granola

A New England specialty, hermit bars as essentially a chewy molasses cookie filled with all of your favorite warm spices such as cinnamon, ginger and cloves. In an effort to create a healthy sweet treat that is filled with those same irresistible flavors of the season, I decided to create this Molasses Cookie Granola recipe.

Molasses Cookie Granola Recipe with Ground Cloves

Packed with hearty oats, crunchy pecans and plenty of molasses, each bite is better than the last. Ground cinnamon, cloves and ginger are combined with a pinch of salt resulting in a perfectly balanced and oh-so-delicious granola.

Molasses Cookie Granola Recipe

It’s great for sprinkling over Greek yogurt in the morning or stashing in your purse for a busy day snack on-the-go.

Molasses Cookie Granola an easy recipe made with spices

Need an edible holiday gift idea for teachers, coworkers or friends? This granola will keep well for weeks if stored in an air-tight container. The options are endless.

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Molasses Cookie Granola Recipe - an easy gluten free breakfast or snack

Molasses Cookie Granola

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This molasses cookie granola recipe is made with hearty oats, crunchy pecans and warm spices like cinnamon, ginger and ground cloves.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
TOTAL: 35 minutes
Servings: 16

Recipe Video



  • Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees and line a baking sheet with oven-safe parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together melted coconut oil, molasses, maple syrup and the spices (cinnamon through salt). Add in the oats, pecans and flax seed meal and stir until evenly coated with the molasses mixture. 
  • Spread oat and nut mixture evenly on parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Let cool on pan for 30 minutes then break up granola into bite-sized pieces.


Calories: 208kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 81mgPotassium: 345mgFiber: 3gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 1.8mg

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18 thoughts on “Molasses Cookie Granola”

  1. Are you sure it’s supposed to be 3/4 cup of molasses? It sure doesn’t look like that much in the video. Has anybody even made this recipe?

      1. Is it really 3/4 cup molasses? I just tried this recipe and it seems like way too much. It’s very wet and goopy.

  2. The video I watched before clicking on the link to your page showed ground flax added to the ingredients but it isn’t listed in the recipe. Is it supposed to be listed and if so is it already calculated in the nutrition facts?

    1. So sorry about that Teresa!! I just revised the recipe to match the video. The nutrition facts didnt include it but it only went up 7 calories a serving and boosted the protein and fiber!

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