Perfectly Chai Spiced Granola Recipe
Crunchy, light, and delicious, granola is one of those foods that can be reinvented in seemingly endless variations. And if you’ve never made your own granola, you’re in for a treat!
Having batches of home-made granola on hand is perfect for when you need a healthy breakfast, a quick mid-day snack, or tasty nourishment on the go. It’s also ideal for day hikes, camping trips, and long rides in the car, especially if you’re traveling with hungry kids.
Making granola is as easy as mixing ingredients in a bowl, spreading them on a baking sheet, and popping it in the oven. And compared to store-bought granola, making your own recipes offers a much more affordable option.
That’s exactly how this flavorful spiced granola came about—by experimenting with adding our new Chai Spiced Ghee—and the result just happens to be a new favorite recipe!
The Perfect Kapha-Balancing Granola for Spring
In Ayurveda, the spring season is associated with kapha dosha because it shares similar moist, heavy, cool, and unctuous qualities. During this time, it’s recommended to enjoy foods with opposite qualities to support a healthy balance within the body. Enter granola!
In this recipe, Chai Spiced Ghee brings a delicious kick of cinnamon and cardamom to the mix and the additional sprinkle of warming cinnamon powder makes it even more balancing to kapha.
Feel free to adjust the ingredients listed here to suit your preferences, remembering that granola making leaves ample room to play with different variations.
You can also prepare your granola in different ways depending on the weather or your constitution. For example, enjoy it with warm oat milk or stewed apples during cool weather and milk or yogurt on warm, sunny days.
Chai Spiced Ghee Granola Recipe
Makes 4 Cups
Prep Time: 5–10 mim
Cook Time: 15–20 min
- 2 tablespoons Chai Spiced Ghee
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 ½ cups rolled oats
- ½ cup sunflower butter (or nut butter of your choice)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon mineral salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- ¼ cup pecans (or nuts of choice)
- ¼ cup walnuts (or nuts of choice)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, mix together the maple syrup and Chai Spiced Ghee, then stir in the other ingredients.
Spread in an even layer on a baking sheet.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove from the oven when it’s slightly browned and allow to cool.