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Category: Appetizers

Savory granola

Savory granola
Los Angeles Times

It's a coolish October morning. You're invigorated by your morning run or yoga class -- and famished. At home, before dressing for work, you breathe in the heart-gladdening aroma of coffee and then, amazingly, something that's even better: the seductive, ... Read more

Total time: 25 minutes | Serves 6
Note: You can substitute regular sesame seeds for the black sesame seeds.
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Step 1Heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine the rolled and steel-cut oats, the wheat germ, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, oil and Worcestershire sauce. Stir well.

Step 2Spread the mixture on a lightly oiled cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown, stirring once for even toasting.

Step 3Allow the granola to cool on the cookie sheet. It can be stored in an airtight container for no more than one week. For each serving, combine one-half cup granola with one-fourth cup each plain yogurt and diced fresh fruit.

Each serving:
360 calories; 11 grams protein; 28 grams carbohydrates; 6 grams fiber; 25 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 0 cholesterol; 61 mg. sodium.
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