Molasses Cookie Granola

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes

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

Molasses Cookie Granola

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
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Servings16

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Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

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

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21 responses to “Molasses Cookie Granola”

  1. Caroline Avatar
    Caroline

    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?

  2. Beki Avatar
    Beki

    Please give the serving size. THANKS

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      1/4 cup – sorry about that!

      1. Joy Avatar
        Joy

        Please change it from 3/4 cup to 1/4 cup in the recipe

      2. Walt Avatar
        Walt

        PLEASE change the receipt. I already had it in the oven with 3/4 cup of molasses before I saw the comments. This is a great granola it would be even better with the correct proportions.

        1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
          Liz DellaCroce

          I thought I had already updated the recipe card, so thanks for pointing that out! I have fixed it now.

  3. Joann Irvin Avatar
    Joann Irvin

    In the video you added maple syrup but I don’t see it listed in your recipe.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oops sorry about that! Recipe adjusted!

  4. Julianne Bayer Avatar
    Julianne Bayer

    This is such a great granola idea and I bet it makes a great gift!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It’s so good!!!

      1. Stephanie Mrse Avatar
        Stephanie Mrse

        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.

  5. Teresa Avatar
    Teresa

    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. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      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!

  6. alyssa | everydaymaven Avatar
    alyssa | everydaymaven

    I love these spices! My family would devour this granola – need to make!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you love it!

  7. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) Avatar
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

    Looks great!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks!!

  8. Chris @ Celebrations At Home Avatar
    Chris @ Celebrations At Home

    Mmm, looks delicious…and I think I have all the ingredients on hand!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Let me know what you think!

  9. Natalie Avatar
    Natalie

    I love the spices and flavors in this! I bet it makes your house smell SUPER good, too. Mmm.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It’s the most delicious smell to come home to!

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