Friday, August 3, 2012

Savory Granola

My love affair with oatmeal continues.  This week I went both sweet and savory.  I started the week by baking another batch of my favorite Oatmeal Cookies and ended the week by making this great Savory Granola.  I was due to make another batch of granola and as much as I love this recipe for Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola, I felt like changing it a bit this time.  I changed it up big time!  I traded my sweet chocolate chips for the woodsy flavor of some fresh rosemary.  Sounds weird I know but it is so good!  The recipe makes 3 cups and only calls for one tablespoon of honey and some canola oil.  Its a granola you don't have to feel guilty about eating.  I can't walk by the jar without grabbing a handful... maybe I shouldn't leave it on the counter. I bet its gone in a day or too.  Have you ever tried a savory granola?  What is your favorite granola recipe? ...Enjoy!!!

recipe adapted from Rachael Ray
What you need:
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon honey
2 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary (the original recipe calls for thyme - use what you like)

What you do:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Whisk the oil and the honey together in a large bowl.  Add in the remaining ingredients and toss to coat.  Bake on a parchment or foil lined baking sheet for 17-20 minutes.

 I enjoy my savory granola over some plain nonfat Greek yogurt.  Rachael Ray suggests using it as a salad or soup topper. 


  1. i've never tried a savory granola but as someone who almost always prefers savory over sweet, this sounds fantastic to me! plus, i could use the fresh rosemary from our garden -- score!

  2. Oh what a great change! thanks for the inspiration

  3. I love homemade granola. I even converted my two year old to eat it instead honey nut cheerios :)
    Your recipe sounds really good!

  4. Mmm.. this looks amazing.. and I just love that you serve it over yogurt!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. I am featuring this!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus


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