My kids and I are fantasizing about how many different granola flavors we can imagine! The possibilities are endless! Here are a few they wanted to try:
- Pumpkin Granola
- Apple Pie Granola
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola
- Maple Pecan Granola
- Almond Coconut
- Raisin and Cinnamon!
- and today’s Gingerbread Granola!
We love granola for a billion reason. But the most important to my kids is that it tastes amazing. The most important thing to me, is that we can include an incredible amount of nutrient dense foods with our granola. Nuts, seeds, dried fruits and whole grains are all a must! Plus, adding fresh fruit to granola makes for some delicious quick breakfast, and is much more filling than a cup of commercial cereal!
Today’s granola has our nuts and dried fruit, but it also has something extra special, and also good for kids! Ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg! Spices have been used for centuries to treat common ailments and to cure animals and humans naturally. These spices are no exception.
- Ginger is helpful for gastrointestinal issues that kids may be suffering from. (source)
- Cinnamon can help kids maintain normal blood sugar! (source)
- Cloves can be anti-inflammatory. (source)
So, let food be your medicine and mix up some Granola with some heaping helpings of healing spices! Can you really say your common breakfast cereal is as amazing?
So, whip up some of this granola below. It won’t last long, but try it topped with plain yogurt, or even baked apple slices with cinnamon!! Yummy!