Saturday, March 26, 2011

Recipe: Chai Pistachio Granola

I can't get enough of this granola. Swati was inspired to create a batch after we both discovered an upstate New York bakery, Bread Alone, that makes a highly addictive granola by the same name.

I am beginning to think my wife has a future career in food science. She did an amazing job at re-creating this product, even going a step further with the addition of Indian chai spice (a blend of ground cardamom, ginger, cloves, cinnamon). Now you must try it!

Makes about 12-15 servings

3 cups rolled oats
1 cup raw pistachios, shelled
1/2 cup raw almonds, chopped
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1 cup dried coconut
5/8 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp Indian chai spice (or ground cardamom)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup dried apricots, chopped

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine oats, nuts, seeds, coconut, maple syrup, olive oil, brown sugar, salt and spices. Spread mixture on a rimmed baking sheet in an even layer and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes until golden brown and well toasted. Remove from oven.

Transfer granola to a large bowl and add apricots, tossing to combine.

4 comments:

JoseG said...

I love your recipes, Ameet. The chai spice in this is a great idea. This will be the next granola I make. Thanks!

Ameet Maturu said...

Thanks Jose! I am glad you like it.

colelai said...

I just discovered your blog and I am loving it!! My partner and I are always looking for healthy and natural recipes, especially Indian ones. Thanks, I'm going to start "following" your blog. Cheers :)

Anonymous said...

My husband and I also tried and were addicted to the Bread Alone's Pistachio and Apricot Granola. We were trying to figure out how to get our hands on more.
Thanks for sharing your recipe. I can't wait to try it.

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