Gingerbread Spice Protein Granola

A delicious, protein-rich, naturally-sweetened holiday inspired granola. Store in a decorative jar with a cute tag and this granola will make a great gift!


Gingerbread Spice Protein Granola | A delicious, protein-rich, naturally-sweetened holiday inspired granola. Store in a decorative jar with a cute tag and this granola will make a great gift! | www.ilovevegan.com


Gingerbread Spice Protein Granola
Serves 4
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
50 min
  1. 1 cup oats
  2. 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  3. 4 tbsp crystallized ginger
  4. 2/3 cup soy protein isolate
  5. 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  6. 1 tsp cinnamon
  7. 1 tsp ginger
  8. 1/4 tsp allspice
  9. 1/4 tsp cloves
  10. 5 tbsp molasses
  11. 2/3 cup packed soft pitted dates
  12. 2 tbsp nondairy milk
  13. 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  14. 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins, packed
  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine oats, chopped nuts, soy protein, flax seed, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and crystallized ginger.
  3. Use a blender to blend together molasses, dates, nondairy milk, and coconut oil.
  4. Add the blended date mixture to your dry ingredients, and mix. Once it's completely combined, begin breaking up the mixture with your hands.
  5. Spread out onto a thick cookie sheet (or double up and stack two together) fitted with a piece of parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, and stir. Bake for an additional 10 minutes, and stir. Bake for 5 minutes, turn off the oven, and open the oven door a crack. Leave for an additional 5 - 10 minutes, or until toasted and lightly crunchy. Watch closely, it burns easily!
  7. Allow to cool on cookie sheet. Mix in the cranberries or raisins, and store in an airtight container.
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Comments to “Gingerbread Spice Protein Granola”


  1. This is by far the most amazing granola I have ever tasted. I added pumpkin seeds and substituted half rice syrup for half the molasses. Added goji berries at the end………granola bliss. Thanks so much for the recipe.

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      Wow, thank you so much Noelle! I’m so glad you enjoyed it so much, I bet the goji berries were a great addition!

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  2. Can I just spread out the granola on to the baking sheet and put in the oven? I don’t have a cookie sheet but I really wanna try this!

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      Absolutely! I’m glad you want to try it!

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  3. hey there ! do you have any alternatives for the soy protein isolate? i cant find it any where where i live :(

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      You could probably substitute any kind of protein powder. If you want to leave it out entirely, you could try reducing the wet ingredients by a little bit (maybe a 1/4 or so.)

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  4. I made this today! So delicious – thanks for posting the recipe! :)

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      Hello Natalie! You’re very welcome! Thank-you so much for making it!

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  5. This looks so good! I need to start making my own granola… it’s really hard to find granola without palm oil, even in organic shops. And this way is probably much cheaper and more delicious!
    Thank you for your inspiring and beautiful pictures by the way. I’m so envious of the light in your photographs, here in Berlin we have good light for photos from about 12 o’clock to 3 o’clock and I’m always in classes around that time… well, I’ll just look at yours then <3

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      Thank you very much! I usually have a hard time finding granola without honey. Thank you for your compliments on my photos as well. As the days get shorter it gets harder and harder to take nice pictures. I’ve got good light from about 9:30 to 3:30, with a weird spot around 11am-12pm. That’s too bad that you’re in school during your good light! Let me know if you try out the granola, I hope you like it!

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