Sweetheart Cinnamon Granola with Dried Fruit and Yogurt
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This combination with Sweetheart Cinnamon Herbal Tea is simply snack-able and will win out over M&Ms any day.

20-25 Minutes
Serves 8 cups granola

Ingredients

  • Tea Concentrate:
  • 6 bags Bigelow Sweetheart Cinnamon Herbal Tea
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • Tea Coating:
  • ⅓ cup Bigelow Sweetheart Cinnamon Herbal Tea concentrate
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Granola:
  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • ½ cup unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • Fruit:
  • ½ cup snipped dried apricots
  • ½ cup dried banana chips
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • ½ cup snipped dried mango
  • ½ cup snipped dried pineapple
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • Yogurt:
  • 2 cups Greek-style yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons Bigelow Sweetheart Cinnamon Herbal Tea
  • Honey to taste

Instructions

Heat oven to 350 F. Line large 15 x10 x 1-inch or larger sheet cake pan with parchment paper. Place tea bags in a 1-cup glass measure. Add water. Steep tea for 5 minutes. Squeeze all liquid from tea bags into cup. Discard tea bags. (About ½ cup tea concentrate.) In 2-cup glass measure wisk together all tea coating ingredients; set aside. In mixing bowl stir together all granola ingredients. Pour tea coating over granola mixture; mix well. Pour granola mixture onto prepared sheet pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, or until cereal is lightly browned. Remove from oven. Stir in dried fruits; cool completely. In small bowl stir together all yogurt ingredients. To serve: place ½ cup granola in bowl. Top with ¼ cup yogurt mixture. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon or nutmeg. Store leftover cooled cereal in covered container.

May we suggest Green Tea with Mango to pair with this recipe?
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