If you’ve dropped in here at writes4food over the past year, you’ll know that I’m fond of homemade granola. I’ve posted several granola recipes: for my Granddad’s hearty breakfast granola to my favorite almond-flax granola recipe.
Recently, I thought: What about a savory granola?
I envisioned something I could sprinkle over some cottage cheese or lowfat plain yogurt topped with fresh or roasted cherry tomatoes. Kind of a savory version of my fallback lunch, which is a simple parfait of yogurt, fruit and granola.
I sniffed around online to investigate flavor options, and settled on fresh thyme and Parmesan. Then I adapted one of my basic sweet granola recipes in this herby-cheesy variation.
This savory granola is terrific as a salad topper and on sautéed vegetables, in addition to the yogurt-tomato combination pictured above. Give it a try and see what other uses you can come up with!
savory granola recipe
2 cups oats
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1/4 cup Parmesan
fresh thyme leaves
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 egg white