Chai-Spiced Seedy Granola

standard February 18, 2015 Leave a response

I almost bought a box of cereal the other day. I haven’t bought a box of cereal in years. But I was out of granola and really wanted something crunchy to top my daily smoothies.  I talked myself out of the cereal and came home and whipped up a cozy batch of spicy, seedy granola instead. Granola is SO EASY. Oats, seeds, nuts, dried fruit, sweetener, binder. Bake. Done. The trick is finding the right mix of flavors so it doesn’t taste like a bowl of baked oats.  I’ve been on a chai kick after making Minimalist Baker’s Vegan Chai Lattes last week, so I played around with a superfood mix of seeds and spices. This one is definitely a keeper! Perfect on top of smoothie bowls or as cereal with a splash of almond milk.

Chai Spiced Seedy Granola

Chai-Spiced Seedy Granola

Serves 8.

Ingredients:

  • 1 c rolled oats
  • 1/2 c sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 c chia seeds
  • 1/4 c hemp seeds
  • 1/4 c ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 c chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 c applesauce
  • 1/4 c maple syrup
  • 1/2 c dried cranberries

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine oats, seeds, nuts, and spices in a bowl. Stir well.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix applesauce and maple syrup together. Add to seed mixture until everything is evenly coated.
  4. Spread mixture evenly on baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until just golden. Let cool in pan. Add cranberries and mix together, breaking granola into clumps.
  5. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition:

Per serving (1/2 c): 276 kcal, 29 g carbs, 15 g fat, 8 g protein, 109 mg sodium, 13 g sugars

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