Walnut-Rosemary Savory Granola

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Author Notes: For the crunch on your salad. A highly flexible recipe, needless to say: substitute other grains, nuts, herbs.Nicholas Day

Makes about 5 cups

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup raw buckwheat groats
  • 1 1/2 cup raw walnut pieces
  • 3/4 cups raw sunflower seeds, hulled
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F and lightly oil a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats (both kinds), buckwheat, walnut pieces, sunflower seeds, rosemary, and salt. In a small bowl, beat the egg white very briefly, until it begins to froth, and then stir in the olive oil and maple syrup. Add this to the oat mixture, stirring it well, until everything is well-coated.
  3. Spread evenly on the baking sheet and bake for about 40 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through, or until the granola is lightly golden. (If you want more clumps of granola, do not stir; if you want no clumps, stir every 10 to 15 minutes.) Remove from the oven and let cool completely on the baking sheet. Store in an airtight container.
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2 months ago jan voris

This is a great idea. FYI, I add rosemary to regular fruit and nut granola sometimes when I'm feeling adventurous. It add a surprising warmth and depth of flavor. Try it.


3 months ago Elliot Wong

Love this savoury version granola. The aroma is amazing! Will be looking out for more savoury granola recipes from now on


3 months ago Jessica Arttan's

I am having it right now with plain Greek yogurt and sliced strawberries and I really like it! :) The pleasant aroma from the rosemary and the salt compliments this savoury granola well. I also love how little the use of sweetener in this recipe. I omitted the egg white. Would love to see more savoury/less sweet treats recipe :D


4 months ago Scribbles

I love granola and can not wait to try this! Not sure why I never thought of making a savory granola...my husband is one of those folks who is not 'big' on salads. I make one every night and eats it. I do tend to treat him like a kid when it comes to salads but adding things I know he likes: olives on top (just on his), almost always some sort of toasted nuts, apples or dried fruit, etc; this will be a fun experiment...thanks!