So, when I came across this recipe from Simple and Savory for this month's Secret Recipe Club I knew exactly what I was going to make! That' didn't, however, keep me from browsing through Anne's delicious recipes and reading a few stories here and there. Oh, my goodness, does she have a blog full of mouthwatering recipes: baked pasta with kale and sausage, slow cooker southwestern chicken soup, banana chocolate and walnut overnight oats, DIY sauerkraut, kale salad, and healthy almond joy bites just to name a few.
But, let's get back to the recipe at hand. The savory granola.
Like Anne, I sometimes crave a snack that is more on the savory than the sweet end of the spectrum. So I was ecstatic to find a recipe for savory granola on her blog. This is the perfect blend of sweet, salt and heat.
I loved the variety of nuts Anne suggested and since I had them on hand I used that mix. But, if you don't have these nuts on hand or don't care for some of them, then make this your own and use your favorites. This recipe is totally customizable.
This granola is easy to make and perfect for snacking on while in between chores, on the run or while watching your favorite show. The next time you get ready to make a batch of granola give this one a try, you'll be addicted!
SRC: Savory Granola
2 Cups old fashioned oats
1 Cup walnut halves
1/2 Cup whole almonds
1/2 Cup peanuts
1/2 Cup pistachios
1/4 Cup sunflower seeds
3/4 Cup sweetened coconut flakes
1/4 Cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 Cup maple syrup
1/2 Tsp cayenne pepper (less or more to taste)
1 1/2 Tsp cinnamon
1 1/4 Tbsp fennel seeds
1 Tbsp brown sugar
Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Combine oats, nuts and coconut flakes in a bowl, stir to mix. Add the liquid ingredients along with the seasonings and mix until coated. Pour the mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in the oven for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally through the baking process.*
Remove, allow to cool and transfer to an airtight container.
*If you prefer a more chunky/cluster granola then don't stir often through the baking process. When stirring, be gently, not to break up some of the clusters.
Recipe source: Simple and Savory