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Granola with Chai Spiced Nut Clusters

This delicious breakfast Granola with Chai Spiced Nut Clusters is a mouthwatering combination of flavours and textures and my latest twist on Jamie Oliver’s ‘recipes to save your life.’

It’s such an honour to be selected by JamieOliver.com to put my spin on 10 of Jamie’s recipes. He has always been one of my favourite foodies and such an inspiration to me. Check out all 10 of the fabulous brekkie recipes here.

If you’re after more than muesli or cereal for brekkie, check out my fabulous collection of healthy, delicious breakfast recipes that take 5-10 minutes to make (yes, in the real world), click HERE.

So here it is, my spin on Jamie’s  DIY Oaty Fruit Cereal….I hope you enjoy it!

Health benefits
A wholesome breakfast such as this is so important to ensure good mood, energy, concentration and focus throughout the day. There is nothing in a cereal box that is good enough, so spend a little time every now an then and make a batch of  granola to keep in the pantry for a great start to the day.

Makes approx. 8 cups of cereal

Ingredients
3 cups nuts (I used almonds, macadamias, pecans, cashews and hazelnuts)
¼ cup sesame seeds
2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
2 teaspoons cardamon, ground
1 teaspoon ginger powder
½ teaspoon cloves, ground
Pinch sea salt
6 tablespoons sweetener (maple syrup, honey or rice malt syrup)
3 cups rolled oats (or you could use quinoa and millet flakes for gluten-free)
2 cups of shredded coconut

Method

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180℃.
  2. In a small bowl mix all of the spices to make a chai spice mix.
  3. Take two baking trays.
  4. Line one of the baking trays with a silicon coated baking paper (I use ‘If You Care’ brand). To this add your nuts and sesame seeds and toast in your preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and add half the spice mix. Toss to coat the nuts.
  6. Now drizzle with 3 tablespoons of sweetener so that most of the nuts and seeds are coated.
  7. In the second baking tray place the oats (or GF flaked grain), coconut, remaining spice mix and toss to mix.
  8. Drizzle with the remaining 3 tablespoons of sweetener.
  9. Bake both trays for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the nuts to cool completely.
  10. Stir the oat/coconut mix and bake for another 10 minutes or until toasted to your liking.
  11. Once they are cool, break the nuts up into clusters and mix through the toasted oats/coconut.
  12. Store in an airtight container for up to a month.

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  • kerryn

    This sounds amazing! I’m guessing the cloves should be ground too, like the other spices?

    • Yep, just corrected, thanks Kerryn G x

      • kerryn

        Yum, added to my shopping list so I can make this weekend. Love your recipes Georgia, thank you!

  • Leisa

    I made your Nourishing Toasted Muesli recently (love it!) which has oil in the ingredients. This recipe (can’t wait to make!) has no added oil. I’m a little confused about why one has oil and the other doesn’t. The other ingredients and methods are otherwise similar.

    • Feel free to add oil to this also – this is just a different texture and style of muesli G x

  • Bec

    Just made your delicious granola and am so happy I have yummy & healthy alternative to the sugar laden granolas out there!
    I LOVE chai spices, so personally I would add more of the spice mix to the granola, but otherwise with a bowl of yoghurt it’s toasted goodness!!

    • Glad you enjoyed it Bec – I’m with you, the more spice the better, especially chai inspired G x

  • Emma

    This is soooo delicious Georgia. Though I used whole cloves, which was a mistake as my daughter and I ate one whole. Bit overpowering in flavor. Keep up the amazing work!

    • Oh no – a whole clove is pretty intense. Thanks for the comment, glad you enjoyed Emma G x

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