I always have a running list of recipe ideas. Some ideas get tested and some don’t. Some recipes become “blog worthy” after just a couple of trials and others are still getting fine tuned after several revisions. But this week I experienced a first. I was thinking about creating a new granola (because I looooooooove granola) when I suddenly realized I created a turmeric granola several months ago but never posted it. I started digging through my usual notebooks of recipes and couldn’t find it anywhere. Then it dawned on me that I texted the recipe to a friend when I came up with it. Thank goodness! Copy, paste and here we are today!
I came up with this recipe out of a lack of options at the grocery store. More specifically, a lack of savory notes in granola. I see tons of options for fruit, vanilla or chocolate flavored granolas but that is pretty much it. Surprising since there are more brands and packages there than I would have guessed for this breakfast option. I wanted something different so I created it. Yes, there is still a bit of sweetness here with the honey and coconut. But, the savory spices in this turmeric granola give you something new and interesting to put in your breakfast bowl.
My preferred way of eating granola is over vanilla yogurt with a few frozen raspberries in the mix. However, you can get nice chunks of granola from this recipe which are perfect for snacking on as is. If you prefer a looser granola, more crumbly, just shake it up in your storage container before eating. To date, I’ve found the best way to store granola is in the freezer. It stays fresh longer and doesn’t get sticky or soft as it can after being stored at room temperature for a few days.
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup sliced raw almonds
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- Preheat oven to 300°F.
- In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients.
- Spread mixture out on a parchment lined sheet pan.
- Bake for 1 hour.
- Let cool completely before breaking into pieces and serving.