This paleo gingerbread granola is made with all the good stuff, just nuts, seeds and natural sweeteners with a wintertime twist perfect for the holidays.
Last Wednesday I felt a tickle in one side of my throat. Just one side. It stayed that way for the next 48 hours, juuuuust long enough to make me thing “ok, maybe I’m not getting sick and it’s just something weird”. Then Friday came, shit hit the fan and my throat grew daggers that made every single swallow a torturous event.
Usually when I get sick, the sore throat thing is the first symptom but goes away once the head cold part takes over. This time, the sore throat decided to stick around for the main event and my entire weekend became a game of “how long can I go without swallowing?” because it hurt that much.
Couple that with the fact that it snowed out of nowhere yesterday morning (gross) and it all of a sudden very much feels like winter is here.
So, I figured in that case, it was time to break out the gingerbread. We’ve all got our Thanksgiving menus planned by now anyway, right?
I’ve been eyeing the paleo granola in my girl, Lexi’s new cookbook, Lexi’s Clean Kitchen since it arrived. Not that I’m not down for some oats, but when it comes to granola, I actually prefer it to be mostly nuts, seeds and fruit and this recipe is exactly that all in the most crunchy, sweet and perfectly crumbly way.
The recipe already called for molasses (which is genius because it lends a great natural stickiness for getting those perfect granola clumps) so it was primed and ready for a gingerbread twist. With the addition of some ground ginger and optional candied ginger pieces, I turned the paleo granola from the cookbook into paleo gingerbread granola.
Weirdly, my throat doesn’t seem to hurt as much when I’m actually swallowing liquids or food so the weekend basically turned into a constant rotation of shoveling gingerbread granola in my face (with a little almond milk being my favorite way to eat it), downing copious amounts of Kevita’s lemon cayenne probiotic drink (<–new fave!) or sipping sore throat lemon echinacea tea.
If this cold doesn’t go away soon, at least there’s still half a tray of this gingerbread granola left.
Pick up a copy of Lexi’s Clean Kitchen on Amazon while it’s still discounted (over 40% off right now). With 150 paleo-friendly recipes, it makes a great holiday gift!