July 22 2021 – Diana L
Whether you love your granola with milk or yogurt to kickstart your day, or like to have it as an afternoon snack, you will love this simple homemade granola recipe that is made with almonds and chai tea. This healthy granola recipe makes a fragrant granola with just the right amount of chai spice, coconut, and almonds.
Have some fun with this by trying different flavors of chai tea - try Apple Chai, Pumpkin Chai, or Vanilla Chai!
- 2 tsp of loose leaf Chai Tea
- 1/4 c water heated to 212°
- 3 c quick-cooking oats
- 2 c almonds, coarsely chopped
- 1 c shredded coconut, sweetened
- 1/2 c honey
- 1/4 c olive oil
- 1/3 c sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
Preheat your oven to 250°. Bring water to 212° and steep the chai tea for 5 minutes.
While tea steeps, combine oats, almonds and coconut.
Extract the tea from your steeper. Stir the remaining ingredients into the tea and pour over the oat blend. Mix well to coat.
Spread mixture on a greased 15x10" baking pan. Bake about 1.25 hours until golden brown. Give mixture a stir every 20 minutes. Allow to cool and store in airtight container.
1/2 cup: 272 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.
Diabetic exchanges: 3 fat, 2 starch.