Are you more a savoury than a sweet eater? This savoury granola has all of the goodness of granola but with a distinctly savoury flavour. With curry spices and plenty of seeds it can even double as a bit of a trail mix for when you need a bit of an energy boost!
I am one of those people that is always thinking about their next meal. I know that I get very hangry when I'm too hungry and that it's best for everyone concerned if I make sure that I am fed. And when Mr NQN had booked tickets to a gridiron game my first question to him was, "What is the food situation?".
I offered to make a cheese platter because of course the only thing I knew about food and football was the footy fan that recently became famous because he was eating a cheese platter. And usually events like this involve long queues for average food and I figured a cheese plate would solve all hunger issues.
"No please don't, you can't do that. Also we can't bring Mochi to the game," Mr NQN said firmly. I'm not one to take direction well so I googled whether we could bring Mochi and it turns out he was right (although I had to giggle at the idea of her little head poking out of my bag during a bag check). Still, I really wanted to bring a cheese platter but Mr NQN is very concerned about what other people think of him so he begged me not to. He lured me with the promise of a tailgating party instead.
Well the tailgating party was really just a bar that you had to prepay for and people just seemed to be drinking beer and not eating. Sensing an impending hanger attack he bought a two foot hot dog for us to share. While it looked spectacular, it was a really average hot dog and I wish I had some of this savoury granola instead! This savoury granola has since solved many a situation and staved off hangry behaviour. I also love it because it keeps me full for a few hours too.
So tell me Dear Reader, are you a sweet or savoury person? Do you get hangry? And would you bring a cheese plate? Are you very concerned about what other people think?
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An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
- 125g/4ozs. rolled oats
- 100g/3.5ozs. chopped macadamias
- 50g/1.7ozs. pumpkin seeds
- 50g/1.7ozs. sunflower seeds
- 30g/1oz. slivered almonds
- 30g/1oz. sesame seeds
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons oil
- 3 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1/4 cup fried shallots
Step 1 - Mix the rolled oats, macadamias, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds and sesame seeds. In a small bowl mix the egg white, oil, curry powder, soy sauce, smoked paprika, chilli powder and cumin seeds. Mix together and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Step 2 - Mix with the fried shallots and store in an airtight container.