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.’
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So here it is, my spin on Jamie’s DIY Oaty Fruit Cereal….I hope you enjoy it!
Take a look at the variations (below the main recipe) for suggestions to alter the recipe to suit many specific dietary requirements.
Granola with Chai Spiced Nut Clusters
- 450 g nuts (3 cups) I used almonds, macadamias, pecans, cashews and hazelnuts
- 35 g sesame seeds (¼ cup)
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp ground cardamom
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp ground cloves
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 6 tbsp rice malt syrup, honey or maple syrup
- 270 g rolled oats (3 cups) or you could use quinoa and millet flakes for gluten-free
- 200 g shredded coconut (2 cups)
- Pre-heat your oven to 180℃/350℉.
- In a small bowl mix all of the spices to make a chai spice mix.
- Take two baking trays.
- 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.
- Remove from the oven and add half the spice mix. Toss to coat the nuts.
- Now drizzle with 3 tablespoons of sweetener so that most of the nuts and seeds are coated.
- In the second baking tray place the oats (or GF flaked grain), coconut, remaining spice mix and toss to mix.
- Drizzle with the remaining 3 tablespoons of sweetener.
- Bake both trays for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the nuts to cool completely.
- Stir the oat/coconut mix and bake for another 10 minutes or until toasted to your liking.
- Once they are cool, break the nuts up into clusters and mix through the toasted oats/coconut.
- With the yoghurt, milk and fruit of your choice.
- Store in an airtight container for up to a month.