A Colorful Bowl of Spiced Granola

December 17, 2014

A Colorful Bowl of Spiced Granola | Faring Well | #vegan #glutenfree #recipe

THE SMELL. I would approve of making this granola for the smell it emanates alone. The spices create a scent that makes every other seasonal Yankee candle seem seriously weak. Then once it cools and you’re able to pour your first bowl, THE TASTE. This is my favorite tasting granola I have had thus far, and I’ve made my fair share over the years. Once you’ve made this recipe you’ll wonder how it is legal for granola to be sold. It is so easy to make that I cannot bring myself to purchase it any longer. Plus when you buy it you miss out on the smell, and trust me, that is a huge loss.

The pomegranate seeds and pepitas add an extra crunch and burst of flavor that pairs perfectly with the warm spices and oats. Plus these give you a boost of vitamins and antioxidants — which apparently Scott and I need a lot of right now because we have caught that pre-Christmas cold. It seems to come every year, and despite my obsessively healthy, nutrient-dense tactics, we have fallen. The worst is my proclivity to nasal infections. Which I now believe I have and bleh have to go find one of those docs that will give me the dreaded antibiotics to kill it before I have a repeat of last year (four days in bed with a fever). I refuse to be sick for our mountain adventure this Sunday — so less Christmas cookies and more smoothies, juices, and kombuchas will be consumed the next few days. Any remedies or immune boosting concoctions you could recommend would be amazing! Leave them in the comments field for myself and others to see if you could, much thanks. Stay well!

A Colorful Bowl of Spiced Granola | Faring Well | #vegan #glutenfree #recipeA Colorful Bowl of Spiced Granola | Faring Well | #vegan #glutenfree #recipeA Colorful Bowl of Spiced Granola | Faring Well | #vegan #glutenfree #recipeA Colorful Bowl of Spiced Granola | Faring Well | #vegan #glutenfree #recipeA Colorful Bowl of Spiced Granola | Faring Well | #vegan #glutenfree #recipe

Makes about 2 1/2 cups of granola. Serves 4 to 5.

Ingredients
2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon cloves
pinch of salt
6 tablespoons maple syrup

pomegranate seeds, pepitas and almond milk for serving

Preheat the oven to 325F. Combine and toss together the dry ingredients. Drizzle in the maple syrup and stir well with a fork to coat evenly. Spread the granola mixture out on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Carefully flip the granola after 20 minutes using a spatula. The granola is done when it turns a light golden brown. Mine took the full 45 minutes, but watch yours after 40 minutes to make sure it doesn’t burn. Let it fully cool on the counter where it will continue to harden and get nice and crunchy. Transfer to an airtight glass jar. Store at room temperature for 4 days, or up to 1 week in the refrigerator. Serve with pomegranate seeds, pepitas, and almond milk.

  • Caitlin December 17, 2014 at 8:46 am

    it’s true, there is no better smell than homemade granola. i love the simplicity of this recipe, the add ins are endless!

    • Faring Well December 18, 2014 at 8:27 am

      Thank you Caitlin! I know right, so many reasons to love granola!

  • Amanda Paa December 17, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    gorgeous pictures, and what a satifsying, simple breakfast. happy holidays. xo

    • Faring Well December 18, 2014 at 8:26 am

      Thank you so much Amanda! Happy holidays to you as well <3

  • Jamee December 18, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Sorry to hear you’re starting to get sickly! I really hope it goes away quickly! (See what I did there?) I had some kind of silly sinus cold thing a couple weeks ago and it lasted over a week and a half. Super annoying, I totally feel your pain. I am a fan of ginger and lemon tea, or any tea with comforting and anti-inflammatory ingredients that tastes good and soothes the throat (especially licorice root). I like to make an easy tea with about 1 tablespoon grated ginger, juice from 1/2 a lemon (plus some zest if you’re feeling feisty), 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon, and put it all in a tea strainer or some such object, and steep in near-boiling water for about 10 mins. If you don’t feel like making tea from scratch, Tazo has an amazing one called Sweet Cinnamon Spice that is incredible, and it contains the beloved licorice root I mentioned. I featured it in my Fall Favorites blog post last week! Hope this helps!

    • Faring Well December 19, 2014 at 7:01 am

      Jamee – thank you! I am starting to feel better, thankfully, been taking a ton of vitamin C and drinking this tonic I’m going to post a recipe for tomorrow. It uses lot of those great ingredient suggestions you made! But I have never combined cinnamon with the lemon and ginger – that sounds amazing! Will have to give that a try. Thank you so much for your tip!! And glad you are feeling better now <3

  • Molly Bridget December 19, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Found you from Annie featuring your blog link on her Take a Bite facebook page. Your photos are beautiful and your content is great!

    -MB

    • Faring Well December 19, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      That’s so neat! Thanks so much, I super appreciate it <3 have a great weekend!!

  • Eva May 21, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    way more healthier than croissant every morning! Love pomegranates in it xx