Lemon Chamomile Granola

IMG_0653

In continuation of my longing for spring, I made this delicious Lemon Chamomile Granola. There is nothing more springish that lemon things, and the chamomile adds the perfect soothing touch to this unforgettable morning snack. When eaten plain, it is very lemony, but when eaten with milk (and possibly a banana on top) the flavor of the chamomile really comes out. This is basically my new favorite thing.

I’ve done a bit of experimenting with tea-infused baked goods, and I am always happy with the results. I don’t know why it isn’t done more often. For instance, this Honey Fig Tea Cake is the best thing I’ve ever made (it has green tea in it) and this Apple Green Tea Cake is a close second. Granola seemed like the natural thing to try next, but I’ve got high hopes for delicious tea-inspired goods coming soon. I’m thinking tea muffins, tea energy bites, tea truffles, tea brownies…The possibilities are truly endless.

IMG_0633

Lemon Chamomile Granola

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups old fashioned oats
3 Chamomile tea bags
1/2 tsp salt
Zest of one lemon
Juice of one lemon
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut oil
Poppy seeds (optional)

METHOD:

1. Place oats, contents of tea bags, salt, lemon zest, and poppy seeds into a large bowl and mix until combined.

2. Stir honey, coconut oil, and lemon juice together in a separate bowl. Note: if your honey is very thick or you are using solid coconut oil, pop in the microwave for a 20-30 seconds so the liquid mixture is easier to mix into the dry ingredients.

3. Pour liquid mixture into the oat mixture and stir until all of the oats are adequately wet. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 30 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Enjoy!

IMG_0645

Advertisements

One thought on “Lemon Chamomile Granola

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s