Contrary to popular belief, most people aren't looking for the answer to the meaning of life. Most of us just want a healthy snack that's as satisfying as a Twinkie or a favorite chocolate bar.

This recipe for Almond- Chai Granola from Taste of Home might just come close. We've specified our Bluff City Chai in the recipe. Give it a try and let us know if you love it by emailing info@shopmycupoftea.com.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 Bluff City 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.