Savory granola is by no means a new concept. It’s been hitting the restaurant circuit for a few years and many may already consider it passé. But at Loveleaf Co. we’re all about the crunch. So old trend, new trend, whatever.
If it elevates a salad to one that’s meal-worthy, we’re into it. Although this coconut curry cashew savory granola is technically a topping, we like to use it as a quick stand-in for rice, quinoa, or sweet potatoes, to make a salad more substantial.
To make matters even better, this recipe takes less than 10 minutes to mix together. After 20-ish minutes, you have yourself 3 cups of crunchy goodness, enough for about ten salads. If “salad” and “fast food” were ever in the same sentence (for a good reason), this is the time.
This savory granola is highly adaptable, so feel free to mix up the nuts, seeds, and spices depending on your preferences and what you have on hand. Just be sure to keep the same general ratios and use raw (unroasted) and unsalted nuts and seeds to avoid the granola tasting over-roasted. We love this granola on Thai or Indian inspired salads, like our spiralized cucumber mango salad.Print
Coconut curry cashew savory granola of oats, cashew, peanut, coconut, and sesame seed clusters adds a satisfying, healthy crunch to salads. Gluten-free.
- 1 cup gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup raw, unsalted peanuts
- ½ cup raw, unsalted cashews
- ¼ cup unsweetened flaked coconut
- ¼ cup raw sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 large egg white, beaten to blend (see notes)
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Toss the oats, peanuts, cashews, coconut flakes, sesame seeds, curry powder, salt, and cayenne pepper with egg white, olive oil, and maple syrup in a medium bowl.
- Transfer mixture to a rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden, stirring once and watching closely to avoid burning, about 20-25 minutes. Let cool before serving.
Make It Vegan. The purpose of the egg white is to hold the granola clusters together. Though we’ve never tried it, you may be able to substitute a flax egg for the egg white. Let us know if it works!
Keywords: savory granola, granola, coconut granola