Savory Tamari Granola is a delicious gluten-free granola without all of the sugar of regular store-bought granola!
By now, most of us know that store-bought granolas can be full of sugar and fat. And if they aren’t, they taste kind of…meh. (If you didn’t know, now you do. Read your labels!) So making your own granola at home has become a great solution. (I have several healthier granola recipes for you on Lively Table: Banana Bread Granola, Quinoa Granola, Pumpkin Granola. But they still need some sweetness to make them palatable, so there is still some sugar (even if you use less refined sugars like honey or maple syrup). Until now.
I have two words for you: Savory. Granola. Consider your mind blown, because this recipe will rock your world. If it sounds a little weird, stay with me here.
I thought that instead of trying to reduce the sugar to so little that your granola tastes like you’re eating dry oats, why not completely change your recipe so that there is a ton of flavor without a lot of sugar? So I threw some tamari and smoked paprika in with a bunch of nutritious ingredients like oats, quinoa, and flaxseed and what came out was the most amazing, crunchy, savory Tamari Granola.
One of the reasons savory Tamari Granola is awesome is that you aren’t limited to sweet dishes that need a crunchy topping. You can experiment with savory greek yogurt parfaits or top soups and yummy salads with nutritious granola instead of croutons. It’s also delicious by the handful as a quick snack!
If you’re looking for something different when it comes to granola, give savory Tamari Granola a try. And if you do, make sure you let me know what you top with it!
Savory Tamari Granola
Savory Tamari Granola is a delicious gluten-free granola without all of the sugar!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: about 2 cups
- Category: snack
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1/4 cup almonds, roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2-3 tbsp low sodium tarmari sauce
- 1 egg white, beaten
- Preheat oven to 300° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil.
- In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients. Spread out onto lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool. Store in an airtight container.