Sometimes you look at your sad granola and you can’t even think of eating another bite. You’re tired of eating beautifully toasted morsels of sweet oaty goodness. I know, me neither. I’m just talking craziness. But sometimes you want a change. Once again, I know, me neither. Who can get sick of homemade sweet granola? The answer is no one. And if the answer is you, then check yourself because you don’t exist, because I just said no one can get sick of homemade granola.
So if you aren’t a figment of somebody’s imagination then take a gander at this savory granola recipe. When Justin came in the kitchen he was like, “I smell curry!” Then seeing the oats, “You’re making curry granola, that’s weird!” He’s right, it is weird. But it’s also frickin’ delicious. So delicious that it is now my third favorite granola. That might not sound that impressive, but it is because I make fucking awesome granola. And I swore right there because my granola is in fact that amazing.
If the idea of a savory granola as a snack is still not appealing to you (jeez, just give it a chance) then think about using it in place of croutons on a salad or cream soups. Creamy Tomato Curry Soup topped with Coconut Curry Granola? Um…yum.
3 cups old fashion oats
1/4 cup almonds (raw, chopped)
1/2 cup pepitas
1/2 cup coconut (raw, unsweetened)
1/2 cup coconut milk (light or regular)
1 tbsp whole wheat flour
1 egg white
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp curry powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cayenne
1-2 tsp olive oil
Baking time: 1 hour
Preheat oven 300°
Add your oats, flour, pepitas, almonds, and coconut in a large mixing bowl. If you have it in your budget this would taste great with other nuts traditionally used in Indian cooking such as pistachios or cashews.
Add your milk to a bowl. Normally I heat my liquid granola mixture, but since we’re adding egg to this I’m skipping it.
Add your salt, 1 tsp.
Add your curry powder, 1 tbsp.
Cayenne, 1/4 tsp.
Paprika, 1/4 tsp.
Ginger, 1/4 tsp.
1 egg white, I use my hand–you get an easier separation that way. Whisk until the egg is well integrated.
Mix your dry ingredients together.
Add your wet mixture and mix until there are no dry oats, mixture should clump in your hand.
Spread granola on a lightly oiled baking sheet and flatten. Because I had less wet mixture to work with than my other granola recipes I took 1-2 tsp of oil in my hands and patted the top of the granola.
Bake in a 300° oven for 1 hour. I usually break it apart at 40 minutes to encourage even baking.