This homemade granola recipe is a simple and quick breakfast idea, but infused with flavor from earl grey tea, orange zest and dried strawberries.
1 cup honey
2/3 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
3 teaspoons loose leaf good quality earl grey tea
1 teaspoon vanilla
zest and juice of 1/2 an orange
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup whole flax seeds
1/3 cup uncooked quinoa
1/3 cup coconut flakes
1 cup dried strawberries
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300F.
Line a rimmed backing sheet with a silicone baking mat or a large piece of parchment paper. Set aside.
In a small sauce pan, combine the honey, water, and olive oil.
Heat to boiling and then reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes, or until just slightly thickened.
Turn off heat and stir in the tea leaves, vanilla, orange zest and juice, ground cinnamon and ground cardamom. Allow to sit for 3-5 minutes while the tea leaves steep.
On the prepared baking sheet, mix together the oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, flax seeds, quinoa, and coconut flakes.
Pour the prepared syrup over the granola ingredients and stir to combine.
Evenly spread the mixture into as much of a single layer as you can, slightly pressing the mixture into the pan.
Bake for 35 minutes, stirring occasionally, until toasty and golden.
Allow the granola to cool completely in the pan.
When completely cool, mix in the dried strawberries and mini chocolate chips.
Store in a an air-tight glass container with a lid.
*If you want big chunks of granola, only stir after 15 minutes of baking and press the granola back into the pan evenly.
*If you want smaller chunks of granola, stir after every 10 minutes of baking, and evenly spread the granola back into the pan.
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