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Turmeric & Black Pepper Granola

This nut free granola is studded with warm spices like turmeric, ginger and black pepper. It’s a savory twist on a classic! Layer it with yogurt and raspberries for a light and healthful summer breakfast.

  • Author: Leanne Ray, MS, RDN
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup quinoa (dry)
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • optional mix-ins: 1/3 cup each toasted coconut flakes and golden raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300° F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Add all dry ingredients to a medium bowl (oats through pepper). Stir to combine.
  3. Add olive oil and syrup to a small dish and mix with a fork or small whisk.
  4. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until completely coated. Transfer to the baking sheet and spread out in a single layer. 
  5. Bake 45 minutes, flipping granola and turning the pan around once for even cooking. 
  6. Remove and let cool completely before adding the coconut flakes and raisins. Store in a large mason jar or other air-tight container for up to one week. 

Equipment

Notes

  • The equipment section above includes affiliate links to things I use often in my kitchen and recommend. 
  • Avoid over-stirring if you want clusters! You’ll want to use a large spatula (I use a fish spatula) to gently turn the granola over halfway through cooking. If you stir it and move it around a bunch, it’ll still turn out delicious but won’t hold together as well. 
  • Sub any liquid sweetener for the maple syrup if you don’t have it (honey, agave nectar)
  • The quinoa is optional but adds a great texture.

Nutrition

Keywords: oats, healthy breakfast, savory granola, quinoa, turmeric