Golden Milk Granola

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Bowl of golden milk spice mix next to two bowls of golden milk granola with dairy-free milk

We have a serious thing forgoldenmilk— the traditional Indian beverage that has its roots in Ayurveda and is most traditionally known ashaldi ka doodh. In its simplest form, it’s a combination of warmed milk and ground turmeric, which may sound like an interesting combination, but once you try it, you just get it. It’s not only comforting but also incredibly anti-inflammatory and delicious. This granola is an homage to golden milk.

All of the spice, warmth, and sweetness of golden milk in crunchy, satisfying granola form. We include plenty of nuts and seeds for a nutrient-packed breakfast or on-the-go snack! Just9 ingredientsrequired. Let us show you how it’s done!

Oats, almonds, golden milk mix, chia seeds, coconut flakes, maple syrup, coconut sugar, salt, vanilla, and chickpea brine

Good news, friends! We tested this recipe two ways and found it works beautifully with both aquafaba (for anoil-free option) and coconut oil (for those looking for simplicity). No matter which version you choose, crispy, vibrant golden milk granola is in your future.

We’ve been makingaquafabafor years now, but we’re still amazed by the magical, fluffy texture that is created by simply whipping chickpea brine (check it out below!). Not only is it a great binder for granola, but it makes some seriously goodvegan mayo,waffles, andcookies— likewoah!

Bowl of whipped aquafaba for making oil-free granola

For this granola, we included rolled oats for a classic granola feel, almonds and chia seeds for crunch, coconut flakes for richness, and a little salt for flavor. Coconut sugar adds sweetness,golden milk spice mixprovides the golden milk component (which is rich with ground turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon), and the combo of maple syrup and whipped aquafaba yields crispy granola clusters. An optional touch of vanilla extract infuses the granola with subtle vanilla flavor.

*Note:You can learn about golden milk and its ancient history in India and Ayurvedahere.

Stirring aquafaba with golden milk granola ingredients

After mixing up the ingredients, the final step is to give it a quick bake. Optionally, stir in some golden raisins for even more golden color and bites of sweetness!

Parchment-lined baking sheet filled with golden milk granola

We hope you LOVE this golden milk granola! It’s:

Toasty
Crunchy
Perfectly sweet
Subtly spiced
Balanced
& Nutty!

It’s a delicious (and addictive) snack by the handful or enjoy it in a bowl withdairy-free milk,yogurt, and/or fresh fruit.

Pouring dairy-free milk into a bowl of golden milk granola

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Spoon in a bowl of golden milk granola

Golden Milk Granola

Crunchy, naturally sweetened granola infused with the flavors of golden milk! Bring this aromatic, Ayurvedic-inspired recipe to the breakfast table — just 9 ingredients required!
Author 极简主义贝克
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 45minutes
10(1/2-cup servings)
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Indian-Inspired, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 2 Weeks

Ingredients

  • 3cupsrolled oats(gluten-free as needed)
  • 1cupchopped raw almonds(or slivered almonds)
  • 1/2cupunsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1Tbspchia seeds
  • 1/4cupcoconut sugar(or other dry sweetener of choice)
  • 1/2tspsea salt
  • 2 ½Tbspgolden milk spice mix(see notes for individual spices)
  • 1/4cupaquafaba(measured before whipping // if not oil-free, option to sub an equal amount of melted coconut oil or avocado oil)
  • 1/3cupmaple syrup
  • 1tspvanilla extract(optional)
  • 1/3cupgolden raisins(optional)

指令

  • Preheat oven to 325 F (163 C) and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • To a large mixing bowl, add the oats, chopped almonds, coconut, chia seeds, coconut sugar, salt, and golden milk spice mix (see notes for individual spices). Stir to combine.
  • Add the aquafaba to a mixing bowl and use an electric mixer to whip into loose peaks. This usually takes about 5-7 minutes. NOTE: If using oil in place of aquafaba, skip the whipping step.
  • Add the maple syrup and vanilla (optional) to the aquafaba and beat for 30 seconds more (or if using oil, stir to combine). Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and fold to evenly coat.
  • Spread the mixture evenly onto the parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes. Stir at the halfway point and rotate the pan to ensure even baking.
  • Let cool completely, then add the golden raisins (optional) and toss. Store the granola in an airtight container and enjoy as a quick snack or in a bowl with somedairy-free milk! Store at room temperature for up to 3-4 days, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

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Notes

*Recipe as written makes 5 cups granola.
*Individual spices (amounts as original recipe is written // adjust as needed if adjusting batch size): 1 ½ Tbsp ground turmeric, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, pinch of ground nutmeg, pinch of ground clove.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with aquafaba and without optional ingredients.

Nutrition (1 of10servings)

Serving:1half-cup serving Calories:245 Carbohydrates:32.3g Protein:6.6g Fat:11g Saturated Fat:3.1g Polyunsaturated Fat:2.4g Monounsaturated Fat:4.7g Trans Fat:0g Cholesterol:0mg Sodium:122mg Potassium:265mg Fiber:5.6g Sugar:10.8g Vitamin A:1.9国际单位 Vitamin C:0.1mg Calcium:69.4mg Iron:2.8mg

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  1. TKGsays

    I’m a granola fiend, and this sounds delicious so I’ll definitely try it! I appreciate that you’re trying to keep it vegan, but do you think replacing the aquafaba with egg white would yield a similar result? It’s something I always have to hand and have used it successfully with granola in the past.

    Thanks so much for your fab recipes, you’re my go-to for healthier sweets these days!