Candy Cane Lane Granola

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Race to the weekend!


Is it Friday yet?  Seriously – I can’t wait for the weekend.  Yay!  Lots of fun things planned.


But until then, I have this yummy granola recipe to tide me over.


This granola is CANDY CANE LANE granola.  Last year, I learned that you can actually bake with herbal tea – yup, you just tear the bag right open and dump it into the sauce, cream, or whatever.  I made Candy Cane Lane Cupcakes that were OUT OF THIS WORLD.  Candy Cane Lane is – by far – my favorite tea.  So when I was up this morning at 5:15 AM thinking of granola recipes (because that is what I do, apparently), this combo came to mind!


So yes – you just dump three bags of Candy Cane Lane tea into the granola while  mixing it up, and then bake it all together.  After cooling, you’ll have a wonderfully sweet mint granola that tastes like the holidays.  YUM.


Candy Cane Lane Granola




  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews (unsalted) chopped
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Contents of 3 bags of Candy Cane Lane tea (unbrewed)
  • 1 egg white




  • Preheat oven to 325. Cover a cookie sheet with tin foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
  • Spread granola out on the cookie sheet and pat down.
  • Bake for 25 minutes (watch to make sure it doesn’t begin to burn at the end).  Lift foil off the cookie tray so the granola doesn’t continue to cook on the hot tray. Let cool on the counter.
  • Store in an air tight container when cool.


See the flakes of tea?  So good.  I may eat granola for the next three meals…


Have a wonderful day!




  • Becky September 17, 2015, 11:20 am

    Add some cocoa powder to that granola or yogurt and I’d face plant into the bowl! Will definitely try!

  • Amanda September 17, 2015, 11:36 am

    Ooh, this sounds delicious! There’s an orange spice tea that I adore- I would love to make granola with it. Thanks for the idea!

  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul September 17, 2015, 12:39 pm

    I did not know you could cook with tea! How cool!

  • Sammi September 17, 2015, 1:16 pm

    That looks delicious!! You can actually cook with any tea, even the caffeinated ones – just be wary of the time of day you eat the goodies! 😉 I’ve ground up (loose leaf) some of my favorite flavors and mixed them right into cookie batters as well as adding tea to my rice while it cooks to give it a very lovely flavor.
    I be a pumpkin spice or chai tea would also make a super delicious granola!! Oh the ideas… Thanks Caitlin!

  • Liz September 17, 2015, 1:34 pm

    Does mint not affect your milk supply? If I even chewed mint gum when I was nursing, I noticed a difference (and that’s saying a lot bc I always had oversupply). Just genuinely curious!

    • Caitlin September 17, 2015, 2:25 pm

      No! I didn’t realize it could.

  • Sana September 17, 2015, 3:52 pm

    I love the holiday season and all things mint/peppermint. Gives me the warm and fuzzies.

  • Reenie September 18, 2015, 10:32 am

    Adorable top photo. Happy Weekend!!

  • Kim September 18, 2015, 10:34 am

    Oh my heavens – this made my day. Candy Cane Lane is my favorite tea too (it ranks up there high with the super expensive white chocolate peppermint tea from Teavana for a fraction of the cost!) and I’ve been wondering when is too soon to break it out this year. So excited to try this now too 🙂

  • Tricia @ A Couple of Dashes September 19, 2015, 12:57 am

    This sounds delicious! I didn’t even know you could do this!!!

  • Emily September 21, 2015, 8:15 am

    Wow, this looks really good!

  • Kath September 23, 2015, 5:03 pm

    Brilliant recipe!!

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