Chia Chai Granola
The addition of chia seeds, unsweetened coconut and fragrant cardamom make this a unique, nutritious granola which is great as a snack or over yogurt or fruit.
- 4 cups rolled oats
- ⅓ cup chia seeds
- 1 cup chopped or sliced almonds or whatever nuts you like
- 2 Tablespoons ground flax
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 Tablespoons coconut 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 about 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.
Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 2.5mg