1/2cupdried fruit (cherries, cranberries, currants, etc) or chocolate chipsoptional
Preheat the oven to 325F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
In a large bowl, mix the oats, cashews, chai spice blend, sea salt and black pepper together.
In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract together.
Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the oats, and toss gently to coat the dry ingredients. Spread everything on the baking sheet in an even layer, and place in the oven.
Bake granola for 30-40 minutes. Every so often, check the granola and stir to make sure it's baking evenly. When the granola is fragrant and golden brown, remove it from the oven and stir in your choice of dried fruit or chocolate chips (if using).
Allow it to cool and store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks. Enjoy on its own or use to top Greek yogurt.