Chai Tea Granola ~ Sweet Coconut Thai

I love a good cup of Chai tea.  What’s not to love?  Cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, star anise.  Having a cup this morning with a bit of warm milk and honey got me thinking…thinking that this tea would make a great granola.  It did!  Top a bowl of greek yogurt, ice cream or simply in a bowl with milk. Breakfast for dinner in this house tonight.

Ingredients:


3 cups rolled oats

1/4 cup flaxseed

1 cup nuts, such as almonds, sunflower and pepitas

1/2 cup honey

1/3 cup freshly brewed Celestial Seasonings Chai Tea ~ Sweet Coconut Thai

1/2 teaspoon real vanilla extract

1 tea bag, cut open

1 cup dried fruit (cranberries, dates, figs, apricots, what ever you prefer)

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut (optional)

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

  1. Combine tea, tea leaves (from open bag), honey and vanilla extract in a small sauce pot and heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the honey has melted. Set aside.
  2. In a large glass bowl, combine rolled oats, flaxseed meal, chopped nuts and fruit.  Pour the honey-tea mixture over the oat mixture and mix gently until the oats are thoroughly coated.
  3. Spread the mixture in a thin layer on a baking sheet (light oiled or sprayed with Pam) and place it in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring the granola once half way through baking.

Remove from oven, add coconut (if using) and cool.

For best results store the cooled granola in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Makes approximately five cups of granola.

Linked to:

Make it With…Mondays, Midnight Maniac Meatless Monday

{photography ~ layland masuda at http://www.laylandmasuda.com/}

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2 responses to “Chai Tea Granola ~ Sweet Coconut Thai

  1. I honestly think I just hyperventilated a little bit. I adore making my own granola, and particularly spiced granolas! My favourite of my own creations so far had spices and molasses, so I know I’ll love this 🙂

  2. Holy moly, this is such a great idea – I never would have thought of a chai infused granola. That looks and sounds absolutely delicious – this one is definitely going on my must-try list.

    Thank you so much for sharing this with Make it with … Mondays, challenge almonds – I do hope you’ll join in again.

    Sue 🙂

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