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Tahini Chocolate Chai Granola

My Tahini Chocolate Chai Granola is a festive treat and an ideal edible gift. Packed with warming spices, nuts, seeds, and a hint of chocolate, it’s a delicious, gluten-free, and nutritious option for breakfast or snacking this holiday season.

As you all know by now Granola is my jam! I don’t know where in the world I would be if I didn’t have granola to fall back on time and time again.

This Tahini Chocolate Chai Granola might be a new favorite! It has all the things I love and it’s CLUMPY my friends.

We are talking chunks the size of my hands and that’s wonderful. With the holiday season upon us, the trend of giving edible gifts is taking over, and I couldn’t be happier because this means that everyone I love gets to enjoy granola as much as I do. This granola is my take on a gift that’s thoughtful, delicious, and a little bit different; tie on your aprons and let’s get baking!

The necessary ingredients for this delicious Tahini Chocolate Chai Granola:

  • Gluten-Free Oats: The base of our granola, these oats are hearty and wholesome, making them perfect for a nutritious start to the day.
  • Walnuts and Pecans: Rich in healthy fats, these nuts add a lovely crunch and a dose of protein.
  • Unsweetened Coconut & Seeds: These add texture and a variety of nutrients, making every bite interesting and healthy.
    • Vanilla Chai Protein Powder & Chai Spice Blend: The heart of this recipe, I used Truvani Vanilla Chai Protein and it infuses the granola with warm, comforting spices that are perfect for the holiday season. Use my code CARTY20 at checkout!
  • Cacao Powder: Adds a subtle chocolate flavor that pairs wonderfully with the tahini and spices.
  • Tahini, Maple Syrup, Olive Oil: These wet ingredients bind everything together and add their own unique flavors – the tahini’s nuttiness, the maple syrup’s natural sweetness, and the olive oil’s richness.

This Tahini Chocolate Chai Granola is more than just a treat; it’s a jar full of love and warmth.

Whether you’re enjoying it over breakfast, as a snack, or gifting it to someone special, it’s sure to bring joy. The blend of spices, the richness of nuts, and the hint of chocolate create a delightful harmony of flavours. 

How long does it last?

If you’re thinking about gifting this I would suggest making it no more than a week prior to gifting and storing it in an airtight jar until you see the lucky receiver. The granola will last a month if it was ignored (which would never ever happen) so if you’re gifting it you can let them know that they can savour the goodness! 

Tahini Chocolate Chai Granola

Teri-Ann Carty
Give the best gift you can this year and make my Tahini Chocolate Chai Granola! It has all the things we love about granola and more. Edible gifts are THE TREND this holiday season so make sure you're making something that everyone can enjoy!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Desserts & Sweets, Snack
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 12 cups

Equipment

  • 1 oven

Ingredients
  

Granola Ingredients

  • 3 cups gluten free oats
  • 1 cup each walnuts and pecans roughly chopped
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut
  • ½ cup each pumpkin and sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup vanilla chai protein powder
  • 1 tbsp chai spice
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • ½ cup each tahini, maple syrup, olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Chai Spice Blend Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 1 tsp ground clove

Instructions
 

  • Add all spices to a jar. Tightly place lid on top and shake to thoroughly combine.
  • Preheat oven to 320 convection. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add wet ingredients to a small pot and heat over medium heat. Stir until homogenous.
  • Pour wet over dry and mix until NO DRY bits remain. Add to 1 very large or 2 medium sized sheet pans. Ensure that it isn’t too thick as it will not clump properly.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, turn the pans and bake again for 10 more minutes. Allow the granola TO COOL COMPLETELY before lifting off the pans. Transfer to jars.

Notes

These granolas last well up to a month so they really do make the perfect make ahead gift!
Keyword celiac, chai, edible gift, gluten free, granola, high protein snack

3 Responses

    1. Hey Balsam, that is totally depending on how you’d like to experience your raisins, adding them before (depending on the condition of the raisin can dry it out) but not always, you can also add them after if you prefer them to stay more plump. Happy baking!

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