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
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