Can I get a YAS please for some chunky granola?! This granola recipe takes the cake in my book. Nothing beats a homemade batch of granola that has clusters of oats and nutty goodness. Okay, clearly it doesn’t take much to swoon me, but seriously, this recipe is a must try.
I’ve attempted (and failed) at granola so many times all to get this perfect batch. I could never get my granola recipe with perfect clusters like the store bought kind. But I discovered the secrets and I’m here to share them with you. This recipe is naturally vegan and gluten free so there’s something to feel good about. I love this granola on yogurt, pancakes, overnight oats, smoothie bowls, and by itself. Yea, I think it’s safe to say I’m a major granola fan.
Chai spice is one of the most underrated flavors in my opinion. While a staple in Indian culture, it adds such a deep, rich, and spicy flavor to desserts and sweets. It’s such a delicious flavor combo in granola because it tastes amazing with the rolled oats and pecans.
Granola is one of those foods I just couldn’t shake from buying at the grocery store. But it is pretty pricey and it’s so easy to make. I can make a big batch of this stuff and store it in an air tight container for weeks. Plus an added perk is my house smells incredible when making a batch of granola giving me a real Susie Homemaker status.
Super Chunky Chai Spice Granola
- 2 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup walnuts chopped. (any other nut would substitute fine)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 3 Tablespoon coconut oil melted
- 1 and 1/2 Tablespoon chai spice*
- 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
* To DIY your own chai seasoning:
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 3 teaspoons ground ginger
Preheat oven at 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients. Mix well.
Pour mixture onto baking pan.
Bake on top rack for 20 minutes. Do not mix granola because this will break up the chunks.
Rotate pan and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Check frequently to make sure the granola does not burn.
Let cool completely before removing from pan.