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Almond-Chai Granola

Whether you snack on it by the handful or eat it with milk or yogurt, you’ll be happy that you found this granola recipe. —Rachel Preus, Marshall, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling.
  • Makes
    8 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 chai tea bags
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2 cups almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 250°. Steep tea bags in boiling water 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine oats, almonds and coconut. Discard tea bags; stir remaining ingredients into tea. Pour tea mixture over oat mixture; mix well to coat.
  • Spread evenly in a greased 15x10-in. rimmed pan. Bake until golden brown, stirring every 20 minutes, about 1-1/4 hours. Cool completely without stirring; store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
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.

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