Chai

Chai, the popular Israeli drink with milk or water and sugar or honey.

Chai is a simple, sweet Indian tea drink. The recipe for Chai is very easy to make. Read more in detail here: chai recipe.

A few weeks ago, my sister Rebe and I went on a small vacation in Vermont. We stayed on a goat farm where the goats were the happiest we’d ever seen. They were quite friendly, approaching you and begging to be scratched on the head. “You can’t simply claim you stayed on a goat farm and not display images!” my mother contacted me after I mentioned it in a post last week. So, here are some of our goat pals: 

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So now I can add two goats to my wish list of farm animals. The whole list is as follows:

2 goats and 3 chicks

Okay, it’s a little list, but it’s doable.

So Rebe brought this amazing Cardamom Granola with us on our goat trip. It was just right: gently spicy and fragrant. Crunchy and tasty, yet not too sweet, as only the finest granola can be. So I went over to her and asked for the recipe. And, since she is the greatest sister in the world, she generously shared it with me to post on the blog. It’s because it’s so wonderful!

So, here it is, loves: Rebe’s Cardmom Granola with chai spices. I challenge you to make a batch and tell me it’s not the greatest you’ve ever had.

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Granola is a kind of cereal that may be made in a variety of ways.

Granola cooked from scratch is an underappreciated breakfast option. It only takes less than 10 minutes of hands-on prep time (really!) and is also rather healthy! Rebe’s cardamom granola recipe is sweetened with maple syrup and flavored with fragrant spices like cinnamon and ginger. 

Simply combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and spread out on a parchment paper-lined baking pan to create this chai-spiced granola. Bake the granola for about 20 minutes, stirring halfway through to keep the granola from turning too dark in spots. 

Isn’t it simple? One word of caution: make sure you’re using rolled oats, not instant oats. This granola recipe does not work with steel cut or quick oats! 

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What is the best way to store granola?

This granola may be stored on your counter for up to 2 weeks in an airtight jar. Granola may also be frozen for up to 3 months in freezer-safe baggies. When you’re ready to consume the granola, measure it out as needed and let it on the counter to defrost for 5 minutes or so (really, you just want to make sure you’re not biting into a frozen pistachio chunk). 

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Putting together the yogurt granola parfaits

These cardamom granola parfaits seem impressive but only take a few minutes to put together. I prefer to put a layer of granola in the bottom of the bowl before layering Greek yogurt, berries, and honey on top. By layering the yogurt granola parfaits this way, you’ll get a taste of everything — sweet berries, crunchy granola, sticky honey, and acidic yogurt — in every mouthful. I’d leave the granola on top of a granola parfait as a snack for later in the day so it doesn’t go mushy.

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Enjoy! XO

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A chai-spiced Cardamom Granola Parfait with blackberries and honey, prepared using the most irresistible Cardamom Granola.

  • Sarah wrote this article.
  • Time to Prepare: 5 minutes
  • Time to prepare: 20 minutes
  • Time spent: 25 minutes
  • Breakfast is a category of food.
  • Baked method
  • Healthy cuisine
  • Sarah wrote this article.
  • Time to Prepare: 5 minutes
  • Time to prepare: 20 minutes
  • Time spent: 25 minutes
  • Breakfast is a category of food.
  • Baked method
  • Healthy cuisine

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  • Sarah wrote this article.
  • Time to Prepare: 5 minutes
  • Time to prepare: 20 minutes
  • Time spent: 25 minutes
  • Breakfast is a category of food.
  • Baked method
  • Healthy cuisine

Ingredients

To make the granola, combine the following ingredients in a mixing bowl.

  • a third cup of maple syrup
  • a third of a cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • a half teaspoon of cinnamon
  • nutmeg, a pinch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • salt (1/4 teaspoon)
  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, chopped
  • chia seeds (2 tblsp.)
  • 3 cup oats, rolled

To make the parfait, use the following ingredients.

  • Chobani plain nonfat greek yogurt, 6 ounces
  • blackberries, 1/4 cup
  • a couple of teaspoons of blueberries
  • sprinkle with honey (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing basin and stir until thoroughly blended. Spread in an equal layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  2. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes, until slightly brown. Allow to cool completely before transferring to a storage container. It will last two weeks.
  3. 1/4 cup granola, spooned into the bottom of a small glass jar 6 ounces greek yogurt, carefully scooped in Add a handful of fresh blackberries and blueberries, 1 tablespoon additional granola, and honey to finish.

Homemade, crunchy, spicy, cardamom, chai are just a few of the phrases that come to mind when thinking about chai.

Recipes for a healthy breakfast may be found at: 

Chia Pudding with Coconut Cream Pie

Banana Muffins with a Magical Whole Wheat Flour

Yogurt Parfaits with Peanut Butter and Jelly

Overnight Oats with Cranberry, Orange, and Pecans

Muffins with blueberries and bananas that are gluten-free

Chobani is a sponsor of this content. All content and thoughts are all mine. Thank you for helping to make Broma a reality by supporting the businesses that make it possible!

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Chai is a spiced, sweetened Indian tea. It is often served with milk and sugar or honey and spices. Reference: chai india.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a chai?

A: A chai is a type of Indian tea that typically has black tea, milk and spices. Chais are most often served in small cups but can be made with large mugs.

Does chai mean tea?

A: No, it actually means a spice made from black tea leaves.

What is the difference between tea and chai?

A: Chai is made with black tea and lots of spices, whereas chai tea often has green or pu-erh teas mixed in.

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