Tea-infused Granola & Trail Mix
Sometimes you can have it all! Decadent taste & healthy goodness. This recipe is quickly going to become a household fave. Customize it by infusing it with your favourite teas & switch them up depending on the season.
Easy to make in batches—prepare it on the weekend (kids love to help) & then enjoy it throughout the week. Our gluten-free, dairy-free recipe is packed with nutrient-dense ingredients, making it a wonderful choice for breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack. Serve as a topping over yogurt or enjoy it with milk. There are many wonderful non-dairy yogurt & milks to choose from.
This recipe is lower in sugar than store-bought granola & contains healthy fats. It also doesn’t contain any additives, preservatives or artificial flavours (you’re getting the yummy taste of the tea in it instead).
Don’t just enjoy it at home—take it on hikes & walks for a healthy snack.
Looking for an easy breakfast idea for when guests are coming over? Or something special for brunch on occasions like Mother’s Day, Easter, Father’s Day or a wedding? Make a few types of tea-infused granola & use it to create a mini granola bar.
Plus, this makes a wonderful gift idea for any occasion. Perfect for a house-warming, as a hostess gift, or gift to teachers along with their favourite tin of tea.
This recipe was created by talented pastry chef Cathryn Kissinger. Cathryn has worked in Victoria as a pastry chef for the past 15 years. Her dessert palette is sophisticated & not overly sweet, which is an influence from when she lived in Japan. She learned the foundations of French pastry while attending pastry school in New York City. She enjoys testing new recipes & learning new techniques, which help feed her passion for all things pastry.
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TEA INFUSED GRANOLA & TRAIL MIX
by Cathryn Kissinger
dairy-free, gluten-free & vegan
makes about 6 cups
3 cups gluten-free rolled oats
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 tablespoon finely ground Silk Road loose leaf tea
try LONDON FOG, VANILLA PLANTATION, SILK ROAD CHAI, ROSE PETAL, or fruity teas like MANGO SHADE & Peach Paradise
DRIED FRUIT MIXTURE
1 cup dried fruits such as, dried cranberries, raisins, dried sliced apricots, chopped dates or dried blueberries
1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
3. Place all the wet ingredients into a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, take off the heat. Let cool to room temperature.
4. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.
5. Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients in the large bowl. Mix until well incorporated.
6. Spread the granola mixture evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.
7. Place baking sheet in the oven. Rotate & stir the granola every 8 mins. Bake until golden. This may take about 30 minutes total.
8. Cool the granola & then add the dried fruits.
9. Store in an air-tight container for up to 1 month.
Tip: Play around with different variations of nuts & dried fruit used in the recipe. Instead of pecans, use walnuts, which are rich in omega-3s, roasted almonds, &/or cashews. There are endless possibilities for you to enjoy—get creative!