Ginger Walnut Chia Granola

Chia seeds! Did you know that chia seeds are another example of a high biological protein? Just like eggs, but in many ways BETTER, chia seeds contain all the essential amino acids our bodies need. They’re also high in fiber, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are known to be anti-inflammatory. This granola kind of has it all: chia seeds, whole grains and walnuts - both on the anti-inflammatory foods list - as well as ginger, a spice known for its nutraceutical properties. It also makes your kitchen smell heavenly when it’s in the oven.

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Ginger Walnut Chia Granola

Ingredients:

(serves ~6)

Cook time: approx. 40 minutes

2 cups Rolled Oats

1/4 cup Chia Seeds

1/2 cup Walnuts

2 tbsp Ground Flax

1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Ground nutmeg

1/4 cup Honey

1 tbsp Avocado Oil or Coconut Oil

1 Egg White

1/4 cup Candied Ginger, diced

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Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 300º F.

  2. Prepare one large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. In a large bowl, combine oats, chia, walnuts, flax, cinnamon and nutmeg.

  4. In a small bowl, combine honey and oil. Heat in microwave for 10 seconds to soften the mixture. (If coconut oil, heat until fully melted)

  5. Add honey and oil mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix to coat thoroughly.

  6. In another small bowl, whisk the egg white until foamy.

  7. Add egg white to the dry ingredients, mixing well to coat.

  8. Spread mixture evenly on the baking sheet, allowing chunks to remain - this way you’ll get nice granola clusters.

  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes, stirring about half way through if the edges are becoming too dark.

  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

  11. Distribute candied ginger throughout the granola.

  12. Eat it! Then store in an airtight container.

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