GORGEOUS!!..easy, Savoury Rosemary & Garlic Granola..
Sooo, if you haven't heard of, or tried savoury granola yet, trust me, you need this in your life!!!
It is an amazing addition to so many different meals...soups, salads, eggs, you could use it as part of a savoury crumble on a fish pie....the possibilities are endless!..
it's also incredibly versatile...this one is rosemary and garlic, but you could add any kind of herbs and spices you fancy...I've made one with Cajun style spices before which was utterly delicious!
You can also add whichever seeds or nuts you feel like, you don't need to stick to this recipe, its a guide that you can play around with until your heart is content!!
Seeds are a wonderfully healthful ingredient, full of healthy oils and fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, fibre, protein and great for digestive health, so a handful of this is not just delicious, it's also really nutritious......I always have a jar or 2 of this knocking around in my kitchen!
So, I shall babble no longer and give you the goods!
Himalayan Rock salt
Dried garlic granules.
Preheat your oven to around 170 or gas mark 3.
Mix all of your seeds together, with the herbs, salt & pepper, add a drizzle of oil and a little water.
with the water, you just want to get the mixture damp...basically you want the chia seeds and linseed to absorb the water and swell up a little with helps the mixture to clump together to for that gorgeous granola crunch.
leave the mix to sit for around 20 minutes to allow this to happen.
Once your mixture seems like it holds together a little, then tip it out into a baking tray lined with a baking sheet and flatten it out with the back of a spoon.
you should end up with what looks like a large seedy cookie, maybe half a cm thick.
pop this into the oven and let it cook for around 10 minutes, take it out, break it up a bit and cook for a further 10 minutes to brown the edges and crisp up a little. (keep an eye on things at this stage as you don't want it to burn).
Once the time is up, take it out of the oven and allow to cool, before crumbling it into your desired consistency and transfer into a jar...this will keep for a few weeks, not that it ever lasts that long in our house!
see, easy! and the flavour combination possibilities are endless!
Please have a go and let me know what you thought:-)
As always, I love hearing about what you thought of my recipes and love seeing the pictures of your results!!
I hope you enjoy this recipe!