Make Ahead

Walnut-Rosemary Savory Granola

May 26, 2014
Photo by Mark Weinberg
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 cups raw walnut pieces
  • 3/4 cup raw sunflower seeds, hulled
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
In This Recipe
  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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