Savory Granola Recipe

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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: snack - salad or soup topping


This savory granola recipe is great when you want a grab-and-go snack that isn’t sweet. Eat it plain, or sprinkle it over soups and salads for extra crunch!


  • 1 cup rolled oats (we use Bob’s Red Mill)
  • ¼ cup grape seed oil (or any other oil with neutral flavor)
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • ½ tsp ginger powder
  • 2 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup raw pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 275F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. In a medium bowl, combine oil, maple syrup, salt, coriander, turmeric, smoked paprika, chili powder, cayenne and ginger and mix well.
  3. In a large bowl, combine oats, pumpkin seeds and pecans
  4. Pour oil and spice mixture over the oats, mixing well with a wooden spoon or with your hand, so the oats are well coated
  5. Spread the mixture in one even layer on prepared baking sheet and bake at 275F for 55 minutes until golden brown, stirring every 15-20 minutes so it bakes evenly
  6. Let it cool completely and store it in a cool, dry place.


  1. Stir the spices into the oil and maple syrup and mix well until the mixture turns a reddish color
  2. Pour the oil/spice mixture into the oats and mix well until the oats are coated. The best way to get the oats to pick up all the flavor from the spices is to use your hands, so go for it!
  3. Check and stir the granola often so it bakes evenly and remember, every oven is different! You’ll know it’s ready when golden brown


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 150
  • Sugar: 4.7
  • Sodium: 146.4
  • Fat: 10
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8.7
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 12.4
  • Fiber: 1.4
  • Protein: 2.1
  • Cholesterol: 0