chai pear white chocolate chunk granola

Chai Pear White Chocolate Chunk Granola

Be honest now and confess: how long does a jar of granola last for? 

chai pear white chocolate chunk granola

Chances are high that, if you leave a jar of chunky, chocolaty goodness unattended and I happen to be nearby… you no longer have said jar. I mean, you do have the jar, as I don’t eat glass BUT what about its content? Gone. All gone.

MINUTES. It lasts mere minutes – that’s the answer you’re going for.


chai pear white chocolate chunk granola

What is it with granola, that one spoonful of it won’t just suffice. I need about three pounds of it just to satisfy my cravings for something crunchy and delicious. Why does storebought granola have to be so full of nasties WHY. All da sugar, all da additives, all da weird things I definitely don’t want to it a spoonful of, let alone three pounds (although I must say: you put the jar in front of me, I’ll still eat it) together in one jar of crispy perfection.

WHY, granola masters, WHY.

chai pear white chocolate chunk granola

That’s why I decided to make my own granola. Also, it’s holiday time and I was bored out of my mind (and kinda ignoring all the uni work I have to get done asap and the fact that I haven’t gone for a run in probably two years already), so granola time it is!

My version is free of refined sugars (coconut sugar all the way, bby!), packed with fiber and lower in oil than most commercial stuff. For goodness’ sake people THERE’S FRUIT IN IT. Let’s eat four pounds instead! Five! SIX! All of it! I want it alllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll.

chai pear white chocolate chunk granola

Classic Consuelo getting all excited about granola. Did you expect it any other way? Will I ever not get so worked up over breakfast goodies? I guess not. They still have to invent a breakfast food I dislike. 

Anyway, let’s move back onto granola. This granola here, although healthy, is every bit as delicious as you’d expect a good granola to be. Chunky, crunchy, sweet and packed with chai flavour and a hint of vanilla. Does that sound delicious or what? The addition of mashed pear not only cuts down on sugar and oil, but also adds some incredible flavour. Don’t like pears? Add applesauce. Don’t like that either? I’m guessing mashed banana would work just fine, but the flavour might not be *as good*. Or maybe it will, if you happen to like bananas a lot. I simply don’t so apple or pear sauce for me it is!

chai pear white chocolate chunk granola

Want to make this jar of granola even better? White chocolate chunks to the rescue!! Now, they might not be the healthiest thing ever but they sure are tasty! I kinda need to stop putting white chocolate in every single thing I make because that stuff is expensive when you buy dairy-free… but flippity flap, people: how good is it. Fear not, my broke pals: I’m coming to save you! There’s a spankin’ new recipe for dairy-free white choc coming your way so soon. 

chai pear white chocolate chunk granola

Chai spices + vanilla + pear + white choc = best granola ever. Now, this isn’t going to exactly stop you from eating it all… but at least it’s healthy… until you throw in that second bar of white choc… but hey look, there’s fruit in it… fruit.

Please, don’t forget to send over a jar if you end up making it.

Chai Pear White Chocolate Chunk Granola

Ingredients

  • 250 grams rolled oats
  • 310 grams pear
  • 50 grams roasted hazlenuts
  • 90 grams agave syrup
  • 20 grams coconut sugar
  • 50 grams coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cardamon
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground clover
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • 100 grams dairy free white chocolate

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 150ºC.
  2. Cut pears (you'll need about two medium-sized pears) into chunks and boil them until tender.
  3. Blend the pear chunks until you have a smooth pure.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together oats, spices and coconut sugar.
  5. Add in roasted hazlenuts, cut into small pieces.
  6. Add in agave, melted coconut oil and pear puree and stir until combined.
  7. Bake granola for 50 minutes, making sure you stir the mixture every 15-20 minutes so everything gets crispy.
  8. Once out of the oven, add the white chocolate chunks.
  9. Let it cool (it will get crunchy as it chills) and keep in a glass jar for up to 5 days. You could still eat it after 5 days, but it won't be as crunchy.
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I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did. Truly. There’s like no granola left and I made it just yesterday. Oops.

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