Appetizers/Snacks

May 27, 2024

Everything Seasoned Savory Granola

Everything Seasoned Savory Granola is mostly salty, and just a tiny bit sweet, and it’s the perfect crunchy topping for all your summer salads and cottage cheese bowls!

I took a pause on sharing granola recipes on the blog because I have a lot of them, but this one is different, and I can’t hold it back. This is a SAVORY granola. Yes, savory, not sweet. It’s loaded with nuts and seeds, and then coated in lots of everything bagel-style seasoning. It makes an amazing addition to salads, or my favorite way to enjoy it: on cottage cheese. 

I love cottage cheese with cherry tomatoes, especially in the summer. Sprinkling this Everything Seasoned Savory Granola on top just makes it all the more salty and satisfying! I also add some sliced cucumbers and microgreens to make this a fiber and antioxidant-rich hearty snack (or meal - this would be an amazing, refreshing summer lunch!). Plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt would also work really well instead of cottage cheese. 

Since this is a savory granola, I needed a neutral flavor to help hold everything together, and not too much of something sweet like maple syrup or honey - that’s where the egg white comes in. It’s sticky, but neutral in flavor, so it’s a perfect binder here. I did add a little honey for a touch of sweetness to counter the salty and help with the sticking power. I have not experimented with making this recipe vegan, so I cannot confirm the success of trying to substitute the honey or egg white with any alternatives.

I plan on making lots of batches of this granola to enjoy with salads and fresh tomatoes all summer long!

Ingredients assembled for Everything Seasoned Savory Granola
Assemble your ingredients.

Stages of mixing up the granola
To prepare the granola, combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. (Reserve the unused egg yolk to add to another recipe or scrambled eggs within 1-2 days.) Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and stir until well combined.

Stages of baking the granola on a sheet pan
Transfer the mixture to a sheet pan and bake until golden brown, stirring once halfway through.

Golden brown granola on a sheet pan with a wooden spatula
Allow the granola to cool completely on the sheet pan before serving or storing. This helps it become crisp and crunchy!

Everything Seasoned Savory Granola served in a red bowl with cottage cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, and micro greens
My favorite way to enjoy this Everything Seasoned Savory Granola is with cottage cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers and microgreens.

Everything Seasoned Savory Granola

Everything Seasoned Savory Granola is mostly salty, and just a tiny bit sweet, and it’s the perfect crunchy topping for all your summer salads and cottage cheese bowls!

Author:

Kira Freed - The Joyful Plateful

Prep:

5

min

cook:

30

min

total:

35

min

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups old-fashioned, rolled oats

1/2 cup raw cashews, whole

1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp. honey

1 egg, white only

3 Tbsp. everything-bagel-style seasoning

1/2 tsp. kosher salt (optional - not needed if your seasoning blend already contains salt)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  Line a large rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper or silicone baking mat, and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add the oats, cashews, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds. Stir to combine.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, honey, and egg white. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir until everything is combined and moistened.
  4. Add the everything-bagel-style seasoning to the mixture and stir until evenly distributed.
  5. Transfer the granola mixture to the prepared baking sheet. Spread out into an even layer. Bake for 30 minutes, removing from the oven and stirring once at the halfway mark.
  6. Remove from the oven, then allow the granola to cool completely on the baking sheet, which will help it become crisp and crunchy.
  7. Transfer the granola to an airtight container such as a large mason jar. Store in air tight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Serve with cottage cheese or plain Greek yogurt, sliced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and/or microgreens.

Note: I have not experimented with making this recipe vegan, so I cannot confirm the success of trying to substitute the honey or egg white with any alternatives. 

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