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Earl Grey-infused granola is the perfect way to upgrade breakfast

Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic ea...

Use Earl Grey tea to give your morning granola unexpected flavor

If you're a tea lover and enjoy a good bowl of homemade granola, this is an easy and fragrant recipe you'll want to try.

Rather than drink my tea, I wanted to try using it to infuse other ingredients and make this amazing, unique granola. Slightly sweet and crunchy, just the way I love it, this is perfect when served over a bowl of fresh fruit such as peaches or ripe berries.

Use Earl Grey tea to give your morning granola unexpected flavor

Or get creative, and use it to make breakfast parfaits by layering the granola with fruit and Greek yogurt.

Use Earl Grey tea to give your morning granola unexpected flavor

Your granola will keep for up to a week in an airtight container and is even perfect for gift giving when placed in a decorative container or jar with a pretty bow.

Homemade Earl Grey tea-infused granola recipe

Inspired by What Should I Eat for Breakfast Today

Slightly sweet with a hint of Earl Grey tea flavor, this homemade granola is perfect for breakfast or snacking.

Yields 3 cups

Prep time: 5 minutes | Bake time: 40 minutes | Inactive time: 15 minutes | Total time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 8 ounces warm brewed Early Grey tea
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup
  • 4 cups melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Greek yogurt or fresh fruit, for serving

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. To a mixing bowl, add the rolled oats and brewed tea, and mix well.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients, and mix very well.
  4. Pour the mixture onto the baking sheet, and spread the granola out in a single layer.
  5. Place in the oven, and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, mixing halfway through.
  6. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  7. Enjoy plain or served over fresh fruit or Greek yogurt.
  8. Transfer any leftover granola to an airtight container, and store for up to 1 week.

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