This winter I’ve been obsessed with chai spiced granola. Wierd thing is: I don’t even like chai. I mean, tea is supposed to be bitter. Not sweet! It’s just a bit off to me. Actually I WISH that I’d like it. But I don’t. So. If you’re like me, not into chai… You’re gonna love this granola anyways.

Usually we buy our granolas, mueslies & cereals. But, a while back i tested to make my own. How easy! And MUCH cheaper. It’s also so customizable. You like cinnamon? Throw some in there! Sale on pumpkin seeds? Throw some in there!Granola and cereal

The thing next to the jar of granola that looks like dog food is actually home made cereal. Whaat? Mind blowed? I am. I didn’t even know it was possible ’til I saw this post. It’s honestly sooo good. I made one batch and my family tasted it… All gone in one sitting and we’re four people. Same with this granola. (That’s why I make doubble or tripple batches to put in these giant jars. )

I think this granola is good on mornings when you Wake up and don’t feel like oatmeal or pancakes. Or as a snack! Maybe pre or post workout? Amazing with Almond milk or vegan yoghurt (such as soya, cashew, almond, coconut etc.) and some chopped up apple or banana.

This granola has EVERYTHING. Chia seeds for omega-3, chai spices for taste, pumpkin seeds for Crunch and dried fruit for sweetness. Mm, mm, mmm..

 

 

Serves: Giant jar (I’d guess a little less that 2L)

Ingredients:

900ml wholegrain oats

100ml maple syrup

100ml Almond butter (Once I didn’t have enough so I also used tahini, it works fine to.)

50ml unroasted pumpkin seeds

50ml chia seeds

1 tbsp cinnamon

2 tsp ginger

2 tsp cardamom

20g shredded coconut

100g pitted dates

100ml dried cranberries (sub. rasins or dried cherries/blueberries)

Instructions:

  1. Wisk togheter the maple syrup with the almond butter until there is no separation. I’d recommend doing this by hand.
  2. Add the chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, oats and spices to the mixture. Mix with a fork so that it blend togheter. You don’t want a giant piece of ginger in one bite!
  3. Place the granola on two baking trays lined with parchement paper. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes on 338 degrees farenheight. Then flip and bake for 10-12 more minutes. If it starts to look burned or to brown for you, take it out. If it looks to wet and aint crispy enough for you when the time is out, keep it in the oven a bit longer.
  4. When the granola is in the oven, slice your dates to small bites.
  5. When the granola is out and has cooled a bit, mix with the dates, cranberries and shredded coconut! Put in a jar – or eat right away!

Chai spiced granola

Serves: 1 normal batch (about 1L)

450ml wholegrain oats

50ml maple syrup

50ml Almond butter (Once I didn’t have enough so I also used tahini, it works fine to.)

25ml unroasted pumpkin seeds

25ml chia seeds

1/2 tbsp cinnamon

1 tsp ginger

1 tsp cardamom

10g shredded coconut

50g pitted dates

50ml dried cranberries (sub. rasins or dried cherries/blueberries)

Instructions:

  1. Wisk togheter the maple syrup with the almond butter until there is no separation. I’d recommend doing this by hand.
  2. Add the chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, oats and spices to the mixture. Mix with a fork so that it blend togheter. You don’t want a giant piece of ginger in one bite!
  3. Place the granola on a baking tray lined with parchement paper. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes on 338 degrees farenheight. Then flip and bake for 10-12 more minutes. If it starts to look burned or to brown for you, take it out. If it looks to wet and aint crispy enough for you when the time is out, keep it in the oven a bit longer.
  4. When the granola is in the oven, slice your dates to small bites.
  5. When the granola is out and has cooled a bit, mix with the dates, cranberries and shredded coconut! Put in a jar – or eat right away!

Chai granola

There you go! Home made granola in 5 steps, less that 30 minutes and 11 ingredients! It sure is simple, but also reaaally delicious!

 

Posted by:cinnamonki

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