This molasses cookie granola recipe is made with hearty oats, crunchy pecans and warm spices like cinnamon, ginger and ground cloves.
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.
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.
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.
It’s great for sprinkling over Greek yogurt in the morning or stashing in your purse for a busy day snack on-the-go.
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.
No forks required.
Molasses Cookie Granola
- 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.
Photography by Alejandro Photography // Recipe by The Lemon Bowl
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