Monday, August 19, 2013

80--- Chunky Chia Chai Granola

I'm craving fall.

Not the temperatures.  Not the boots or sweaters.

Just the flavors.

This tamed those cravings for a while.

And the chia seeds made me extra healthy with all their anti-inflammatory properties and such.

Chunky Chia Chai Granola
Serves 8-10

4 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup chia seeds
1 cup sliced almonds
2 Tbsp flax meal
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
2/3 cup honey
2 Tbsp canola oil
3 egg whites

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Prepare two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine oats, almonds, flax meal, chia seeds, and spices.

In a smaller microwave-safe bowl, combine honey and oil.  Heat for 15 seconds and stir to combine well.  Add to dry mixture and mix well to coat.

In a small bowl, whisk egg whites until foamy.  Stir whites into granola mixture, folding to coat.

Evenly distribute mixture between the two baking sheets, spreading evenly.  Bake for ~30 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking to prevent edges from burning (*it is also a  good idea to switch racks halfway through).

Allow mixture to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Nutrition Info per 1/2 cup: 325 calories, 12 g fat, 9 g protein, 44 g carbohydrates, 9 g fiber

5 comments:

  1. I'm making this today! I have needed a healthy granola recipe. Love your 80/20 philosophy. Thanks for posting the recipe.

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  2. This looks so tasty! I really want to make it, but I'm allergic to eggs, sadly. Is there anything I could substitute for them?

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    1. Hi! If you omit the eggs the mixture will simply be more crumbly then chunky- same great flavor though!

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