Turmeric Chai Granola

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I wish you could smell my apartment right now–it is heavenly. This granola is sugar and spice and, you know, everything nice.

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Granola is simple–mix the dry ingredients, then the wet, then combine them all together and bake for a half hour. Here, I’ve used almonds, sunflower seeds, and coconut. But you’re free to substitute whatever nuts and seeds suit you.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis granola is especially great as a cereal because the spices will leave you with a lovely bowl of spicy chai cereal milk, and what could be better than that?

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TURMERIC CHAI GRANOLA makes three cups 

2 cups of rolled oats

1/4 cup of sunflower seeds

1/4 cup of coconut flakes

1/4 cup of almonds

1 teaspoon of turmeric

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom

1/4 teaspoon of cloves

1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper

pinch of salt

3 tablespoons of honey

2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 egg white

1/4 cup of dried fruit, optional (I used cranberries)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Combine dry ingredients: oats, sunflower seeds, coconut, almonds, turmeric, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamom, pepper, and salt.

In a separate bowl,  combine wet ingredients: coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract, and egg white. Then mix the wet ingredients into the dry. Spoon the mixture onto a baking sheet.

Bake for  minutes at 300 degrees, stirring every 15 minutes. If using dried fruit, mix it in at the end of baking time. Cool and store in a cool, dry place.

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