Did you ever consider granola as a savory snack instead of a sweet one? Yes, friends, this magical thing does exist. Meet this spicy and savory granola! Savory granola is made pretty similarly to sweet granola, in the sense that you still use common ingredients like oats and nuts and seeds, but instead of a sweetener you are going to use salt and pepper and maybe even some paprika or red pepper for zing.

Some of the ways you can enjoy this crunchy delight is as a soup topping instead of croutons, on salads, or even paired with some yoghurt. Feel free to experiment with different combinations of herbs, nuts, or seeds. Regular oats can be replaced by gluten-free flakes such as millet or buckwheat flakes.

Alternatively, if you are allergic to any type of nuts, you can use seeds such as pumpkin, sesame, or flaxseed. If you're feeling bit more adventurous, you can also try a curry variation by adding some curry powder, ground turmeric, and some garam masala into your mixture.

Savory Granola

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:20 mins
  • Total Time:25 mins
  • Servings:10
  • Easy


  • 2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cups raw nuts
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut chips
  • 2 tablespoon dry herbs
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180ºC. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
    Prepare all of your ingredients.

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  • Step 2

    Combine dry ingredients: oats, seeds, and nuts together in a big bowl (except for coconut chips which will be added later).

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  • Step 3

    Pour olive oil and maple syrup over oat mixture; toss to coat.

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  • Step 4

    Bake for 25 minutes stirring occasionally to prevent it from burning.

  • Step 5

    Add coconut chips 5 minutes before removing from the oven.

  • Step 6

    Cool completely and sprinkle on the top of everything!
    Store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.

Based on the recipe from Green Kitchen Stories.