Chai Spice Pumpkin Seed Almond Muesli

Chai Spiced Pumpkin Seed Almond MuesliChai Spice Pumpkin Seed Almond Muesli

Today’s post is short but sweet, and just a wee bit on the spicy side…

chai spicesSpicy, as in warming Chai spices… cinnamon…ginger…cloves…and cardamom…

Here’s the recipe…{Fee free to double…triple…quadruple…the recipe, to make more for yourself, or to give as gifts to friends.}

Chai Spice Pumpkin Seed Almond Muesli

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 cups oats {Use certified gluten-free oats, for a gluten-free version}
  • 1/2 cup sliced raw unsalted almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup raw unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. Place almonds on a baking sheet and toast for approximately 3-4 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine all the spices together in a small bowl. In a large bowl, mix together oats, pumpkin seeds, toasted almonds, brown sugar and spice mixture. Mix well.
  3. To serve: Place 1/2 cup muesli in a bowl and pour 1/2 milk of choice on top. Heat in microwave oven for 45 seconds to 1 minute, and enjoy!
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Before I go, here’s a little nutrition FYI on the health benefits of chai spices…

  • Cinnamon has one of the highest antioxidant levels of any spice.  Just one teaspoon provides the same antioxidant power as 1/2 cup of blueberries or 1 cup of pomegranate juice, and in addition, it may help regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Ginger is an anti-inflammatory spice that may provide pain relief for multiple ailments including arthritis, nausea, and migraines.  One teaspoon provides the same amount of antioxidants as 1 cup of spinach!
  • Cloves contain eugenol, an essential oil having both antiseptic and anesthetic properties.  In addition, cloves contain flavonoids which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity.  Just 2 teaspoons of cloves provide over 60 % of the recommended daily value for manganese!
  • Cardamom contains essential oils that may provide therapeutic properties including acting as an antiseptic, a diuretic, and an expectorant.  In addition, cardamom is high in both manganese and iron.
Health benefits aside, this chai spiced pumpkin almond muesli will fill your home with a lovely aroma, and soothe you with all the comforting flavors of fall.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
What are your favorite chai spices?  Are you a hot cereal eater?  What’s your favorite thing about fall?

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Comments

  1. The muesli sounds wonderful!

  2. I think I commented on the wrong section…oops! Anyway, I can’t wait to make this, jar it up and give it to my friends, it’s the perfect gift! I think I’ll combine it with my yogurt/pumpkin parfait and have a double dose of pumpkins. Oh yes! Lovely to meet you Karriann!

  3. EA this recipe it awesome! Thanks so much for sharing this with my readers. Your photos are absolutely stunning I might add :) Appreciate YOU!

    “Spice it Up”

  4. whoohoo for chai spice! this is awesome for the fall season. i would love to make some chai almond milk tea :)

  5. this sounds amazing!!! and i love your pictures :)

  6. For some reason, I couldn’t make the jump? But just by the looks of it I’d say it must be divine!

  7. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I had some dill seasoned pumpkin seeds over the weekend and have been wanting to experiment with some pumpkin seed creations at home! This one is a MUST try. Thanks for sharing!

  8. on way over to her blog looks great

  9. I really enjoyed your post! I love muesli!! It’s good and complete! I love the idea of cinnamon, it’s the spice i love most!!

    Hugs

  10. great guest post, EA! that muesli would make an awesome thanksgiving guest – we’re going to be hosting people at our home this year + it would be awesome to give a little mason jar’s worth of the muesli to each of our guests at the end of the night. thanks for the idea!

  11. Love those chai spices! Hopping over now to check it out.

  12. I will go check it out for sure, sounds right up my alley. Love hearing about new blogs too.

  13. This is definitely something I have to make …. Love love it!!

  14. On my way over there now. I love all things pumpkin and this looks just amazing!! Thanks for sharing!! ;)

  15. This recipe is great! I appreciate it.. will try this at home!

  16. Love the idea of adding Chai spices to Muesli!

  17. I can’t believe I’ve still never tried muesli! I’m missing out, I’m sure. I gave your blog address to my gluten free support group, and I already got an e-mail from one girl who said she loves your blog :) Keep up the great work!

  18. Thanks everyone for all your sweet comments :-) Hope you try it out!

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