Chai spice granola with almonds and coconut

13 July 2016

Chai-Spice-Granola-with-Almonds-and-Coconut-5Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Total time: 35 mins

 

A fragrant granola with a good amount of chai spice, coconut and almonds

 

Recipe type: Breakfast

 

Yield: 3 cups (1/4 cup per serving)

 

Ingredients

  • 1 and ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ginger powder
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom

Granola

  • 1 and ½ cups rolled oats
  • ¼ cup quick cook oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ cup whole unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup roughly chopped dried figs (optional)

 

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ginger powder and ground cardamom then set aside
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine rolled oats, quick cook oats, coconut flakes and almonds. In another small bowl, mix honey, coconut oil, light brown sugar, almond extract and salt until fully combined. Add wet mixture and spice mixture to dry ingredients and mix until evenly combined (the mixture will come together in clumps so I find it is easiest to use my hands)
  4. Spread mixture out on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, stirring halfway through until light golden and fragrant for 20-22 minutes. Watch the granola carefully in the last few minutes of baking and remove if it gets darker than a golden brown
  5. Remove granola from oven and immediately add figs (if using), stirring to combine. Allow to cool completely at room temperature. (Granola will be soft when it comes out of the oven but will crisp as it cools.) Once cooled, store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week
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