Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Hands-on Time
8 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 12 (serving size: about 1/3 cup)

Meet your new granola, which has two-thirds less sugar than most store-bought varieties. We like it with a little extra kick, but knock the red pepper back for less heat. Stir into yogurt, sprinkle over fresh fruit, or toss into salads.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°.

Step 2

Combine oats, pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and quinoa in a large bowl.

Step 3

Combine olive oil and next 6 ingredients (through egg white) in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Pour olive oil mixture over oat mixture; toss to coat. Spread mixture on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 20 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Cool completely.

Ratings & Reviews


April 09, 2017
Super easy to make.  I typically have all the ingredients on hand (a plus).  Today I only had 1/4 cup of pecans so used 1/4 cup almonds to make up the 1/2 cup.  Wonderful.  Can't wait to try this in my yogurt tomorrow morning.  Would be a great combo with some popcorn too.  Definitely a keeper recipe.

A great new breakfast

March 24, 2016
We love the spicy taste of this nutty granola with yogurt and berries in the morning.  Crunchy and a nice change from sweet granola.  It's worth a try.  Definitely a grown up cereal! I cooked it about 5 minutes longer.