Chai Granola

June 11, 2012
Enjoy the flavors of chai?  Enjoy them in Chai Granola, too!  Cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, ginger, and cardamom bring the rich flavor of chai to this breakfast treat.

Would you like a cup of chai?  Not chai tea, though ... Chai granola!

We've been on quite a granola kick at our house lately.  (Cases in point ... Granola {Oven & Microwave Methods}, Peanut Butter Granola, and Honey-Vanilla Granola.)  Mark now eats a big bowl of my homemade granola every morning for breakfast, and another after dinner as his evening snack.  This means that making him a humongous batch every Sunday has become one of my newest hobbies.  Even with this extra large batch, he's usually out of granola by Friday!

He's got me developing new flavors, too.  Which is so much fun.  As you probably already know if you stop by The Kitchen is My Playground pretty often, I absolutely love to play around with new flavor combinations, tinkering with this and that in a recipe as I go.

Well, one of my new flavors ... and my totally-without-a-doubt-absolute-favorite so far ... is this delicious Chai Granola.  I love, love, love me some chai.  And this Chai Granola creation does not disappoint.  The fabulous chai flavor combination of vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and cardamom definitely comes through.  (Mark's favorite? ... my recently-created Mocha Granola.)

I tinkered with the spices in this recipe several times before I was satisfied.  I like my chai pretty strong ... so tinker to your liking if the spice amounts aren't quite right for you.  I also considered several kinds of dried fruit for this.  And what did I choose as the best option for my favorite chai granola, you ask?  Well ... dates!  Chopped dates are an amazing compliment to the chai flavors, really making for a rich and flavorful Chai Granola breakfast (or snack) treat.

So go on, sit down with a cup of chai ... granola.  It's sooooo good.

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Yield: about 5 cups

Chai Granola

Chai Granola

Enjoy the flavors of chai? Enjoy them in Chai Granola, too! Cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, ginger, and cardamom bring the rich flavor of chai to this breakfast treat.
Prep time: 15 MCook time: 30 MTotal time: 45 M


  • 3 c. old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 c. sliced almonds
  • 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 c. unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 c. wheat germ
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 1/3 c. canola oil (or coconut oil, or melted butter)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. chopped dates


  1. In a large bowl, combine oats, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and wheat germ. Stir in cinnamon, salt, cardamom, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and black pepper.
  2. Place honey, oil, and vanilla in a small bowl; stir to combine. 
  3. Pour honey mixture over oat mixture; mix together until oats are evenly coated with the honey mixture. 
  4. Spread granola mixture onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, stirring about every 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and stir in chopped dates. 
  6. Let cool completely. Store tightly covered.
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  1. I've got to try this one soon! Sounds yummy!

    1. You'll love it, Mom. If you lived closer, I'd bring some over!!

  2. I love the sound of this...chai is one of my favorite flavors! Great idea!

  3. I love chai tea, so this would be a wonderful addition. I've got to try and make my own granola. I love to put it on my yogurt.
    Found you on Sweet as Sugar Cookies!

    1. Making your own granola is super easy, Karyn. And it gives you the flexibility to include (or not include) what YOU want in it! I love that about it.

  4. Love chai tea, but never thought it would work in granola! I will definately give this a try!

  5. This is a MUST MAKE! We love granola in our home and with the great Chai flavor it must be sensational. Thanks for sharing this great recipe with us ON THE MENU MONDAY!

    1. Thanks, Yvonne! We're on a huge granola kick in our house right now, and I'm having fun experimenting with developing new flavors. If you give it a whirl, let me know how the Chai Granola turns out for you!

  6. Am a chai tea lover too so this should be a great granola!!

  7. Wow This looks good! Two of my favourite things! I found you at the blog hop and think your recipes look very inspiring.

  8. I love granola, this is a great idea! Thanks for sharing on our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Hope you come back next week. -The Sisters

  9. Chai is my favorite type of tea and I've been looking for an awesome recipe that I want to invest my time in to make. I've found the winner! I can't wait to eat this with some honey greek yogurt!

  10. Visiting from Saturday Night Fever. I'm certainly pinning this and shall be giving it a try as I love granola. I'm currently going through and chocolate granola phase. I would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us over at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. Have a great day!

  11. This looks so good! I haven't made granola in so long and was just thinking that I need to make some again. The chai flavors sound really good here! Thanks for the inspiration ;)

  12. These all look like amazing granola! We make our own Greek Yogurt at home so I am always making granola to go with it. It's the best snack ever! Thanks for all these new ideas! Looks like I'll be having some fun trying them out!

  13. I love homemade granola and this looks perfect! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  14. I'm so glad you joined our party. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!


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