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Curry Cashew Savory Granola & OATrageous Oatmeals Review+Giveaway

Posted in Breakfasts by Janet M on July 31, 2014

Curry Cashew Savory Granola from OATrageous Oats

Hello again!

Sorry for the all the unanswered comments over the last month…. but thank you for hanging in there!

Usually I have this “do not mention you are going on vacation” mentality so that people come to rob my place. Although, for this special time, we had no home to rob. (Our stuff is still in a shipping cube somewhere, so please do not steal it). As we moved back to Canada, we had a very long detour. Rob and I set out for a month-long vacation in Madagascar and South Africa. We have both done extensive travelling (Rob more so than I) but we both agreed that travelling through Madagascar was the hardest we have ever travelled.

As I regroup for a daunting August (in which I start independent practice, write some exams, celebrate the arrivals of niblings (one is an expected niece, the other TBD) and somehow fit in training for Cycle Oregon. Oh, and unpack all our stuff, because it will meet us a week late), I will likely keep a slower pace for my posts.

Until then, I am thankful that Kathy has shared with me this fabulous photo and recipe from her upcoming cookbook OATrageous OatmealsI also reviewed Kathy’s Great Vegan Bean Book, which I really like, so I am thrilled to share her creativity with oats.

Do not be fooled, this book is way more than oatmeal. Yes, she has oatmeal recipes designed for each part of the year, including cooling summer overnight oats (Blueberry Earl Grey Overnight Refrigerator Oats ) and warming bakes for the winter like Pumpkin Oat Breakfast Cake. She also has a chapter for snacks like Peanut Butter Banana Granola Bars and later a dessert section with treats like Mini Raspberry Cakes and Chai-Spiced Oatmeal Tart with Warm Coconut-Vanilla Sauce.

However, I am most excited about experimenting with her savoury options. She has an entire chapter for soups (Scottish-Inspired Mushroom Lentil Stew, Fragrant Yellow Split Pea and Rolled Oat Dal) and another for savory options like Cauliflower Oat Pizza Crust, Indian Oats Upma, Oat Dosa, Not-from-a-Box Mac and Oat Chez and Oats-bury Steaks. And even beyond the kitchen, she has recipes for Soothing Lavender Oat Bath Soak and Oatmeal Cookie Scrub.

How do you like to use oats?

To celebrate her new cookbook, Kathy is offering a pre-order giveaway from OXO along with a copy of her cookbook. Click here to enter (open until August 4). After you pre-order the book, submit your receipt to Kathy for special recipes, coupons and your chance to win a different OXO prize.

OATrageous Oatmeals by Kathy Hester
Recipes from OATrageous Oatmeals spotted elsewhere:

Blackberry Mojito Overnight Refrigerator Oats

Coconut Oat Vanilla Nut Creamer

Mushroom Ginger Congee

Steel Cut Oat Sausage Crumbles

Oat-chata

I am sharing this with Healthy Vegan Fridays, Bookmarked Recipes, Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck and Laura’s Strange but Good.

Curry Cashew Savory Granola
From OATrageous Oatmeals by Kathy Hester printed with permission of Page Street Publishing

Kathy says: One of the reasons I love curry is that it blends spices used in desserts with savory and fiery flavors. Because of that, this granola straddles the line between savory and sweet. Try it as a delicious topping to the Indian-Spiced Tomato Soup (recipe on page 107) or a great change of pace to your normal morning yogurt.

2 tablespoons (14 g) ground flaxseed
mixed with 4 tablespoons (59 ml) warm water
1 cup (92 g) rolled oats (*make sure oats are marked gluten-free)
3 tablespoons (45 ml) olive oil (**replace oil with 1 tablespoon [15 g] ground flaxseed mixed with 2 tablespoons [30 ml] warm water in addition to the amount above)
1/3 cup (55 g) golden raisins
1/3 cup (26 g) finely shredded coconut
1/3 cup (43 g) minced cashews nuts
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
salt, to taste

1. Preheat oven to 350F (177C) and either oil a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper. Add all ingredients but the salt to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Mix well, then add salt to taste. Pour the mixture onto the prepared cookie sheet and press thin. You should have one large, flat piece about 1/4 to 1⁄8-inch thin. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges are browned and the
middle is no longer wet.

2. Let cool on cookie sheet and break it up into large or small chunks with your hands. Use to top salads or plain yogurt, or just eat by the handful for a snack!

Makes 2 cups (161 grams)
soy-free, gluten-free option*, oil-free option**

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  1. janet @ the taste space said, on July 31, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    I love anything with oats. Not used to savory dishes, but I would surely give some a try.

  2. Heidi said, on July 31, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    I also love anything with oats. Not used to savory dishes, but I would surely give some a try.

  3. Cynthia said, on July 31, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    I put oats in meatloaf.

  4. Cynthia said, on July 31, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Love the thick handles on OXO products.

  5. Saniel said, on July 31, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    I am in the market for a good salad spinner.
    I like overnight oats with cashew cream and blueberries. Thanks

  6. thepeacepatch said, on July 31, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    CauliOat Pizza Crust sounds intriguing and the Mushroom Lentil Stew sounds like a bowl of heaven once the weather cools down. Thanks for sharing the granola recipe…my nephew and I have been playing with granola and oatball recipes. He likes the sugary versions but I love the spicy types. Cheers! :)

  7. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts said, on August 1, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    This granola looks lovely, but my mind is stuck on Madagascar. Madagascar! What an amazing place to take a break between moving. I hope it was enjoyable as well as (by the sounds of it?) challenging. Good luck with your shipment arriving and settling in too – our own container is due in about a month now :)

  8. Johanna GGG said, on August 1, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    How amazing. I can see some many possibilities for these oats – can imagine them in a little tub at work for a quick lunch or just snacks. And I love the idea of the savoury oats as a topping for soups and stews or even for a savoury vegie bake.

    Good luck with settling back into canadian life and getting your sea chest – hope that you got some rest on your holidays as sounds like it will be busy now

  9. Emma said, on August 2, 2014 at 3:39 AM

    Madagascar and South Africa?! Wow! Hope you share a bit more about your adventures.
    After reading a few great reviews I think I need to put Kathy’s book on my wishlist. This savoury granola sounds like a great snack. Or maybe even a salad topper!

  10. Jane Willis (@janesgrapevine) said, on August 2, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Oh my word, this looks SOOOOO delicious. I’ve never thought of making a savoury granola before but I must give this a try.

  11. rockmyvegansocks said, on August 2, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    She’s baaaaack! Wow – what an exciting adventure you guys must have had. I’m excited to hear about it. And I didn’t realise you were moving back to Canada. Lots of big things going on!
    “Usually I have this “do not mention you are going on vacation” mentality so that people come to rob my place.” My husband is ultra paranoid – and requests that I do not mention vacation on the blog. I do tend to mention it, but won’t talk about specific dates etc.
    Savoury granola huh? I’m very intrigued!

  12. Chitra Jagadish said, on August 2, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    they look so delicious , i have never heard of savoury granules and curry flavour sounds yum…

  13. Healthy Vegan Friday #8 | said, on August 8, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    […] this week, I am totally digging this unique granola: Curry Cashew Savoury Granola from The Taste […]

  14. An Unrefined Vegan said, on August 13, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but the others have been so good, I’ve no doubt this will also be wonderful!

    PS I’m the same way about sharing vacation status :-)!

  15. Jane Willis (@janesgrapevine) said, on August 31, 2014 at 5:32 AM

    Well I did try this and I’ll be making it again – and using my own variations on it too according to what fruit and nuts I have to hand. Next time, though, I’ll add the raisins, or other fruit, after cooking as I found they went a bit hard. I always add the fruit after cooking when I’m making a sweet granola so I really ought to have thought of doing it this time.

  16. […] the recipes are super easy and still delicious. I already told you all about OATrageous Oatmeals earlier but I am back for Kathy’s blog tour. This time sharing her recipe for Mushroom Ginger […]


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