Sour Cream & Onion Hemp Millet Crunch Snack/Granola and Hemp Giveaway. Gluten-free Vegan Recipe

You know by now that I love savory spicy things right. Food bars and granola are one thing that become bothersome when I have to depend on them on long drives and things. All are always sweet. Though I can imagine how frustrated hubbs gets on his hikes depending on dates, dried fruit and chocolate-ty options. So I decided I wanted a lick my fingers sour cream and onion something. Salty and not sweet. And sour cream and onion it is in this granola! Crunchy, crispy, salty, oniony! Eat as is, or add to salads or soups.

The granola has puffed millet, oats and hemp seeds, bound together by almond butter, coconut oil, sour buttermilk, tons of spices. You can use any puffed grain and seeds and change up the flavor profile as you go. You really need to make this.  Is it a granola or a trail mix? or what should I call these clusters. I think it is more of a trail mix, since it is eaten as a snack as is, and its not added to milk or yogurt things. Ah well, the next savory one will be called a trail mix. :) Don’t think of it as granola if that helps. Its just a crunchy savory snack like sour cream and onion chips. 
Try some of my other savory snacks like this Sriracha Millet Peanut Orange Granola or Indian trail mix chivda.

This is one fun snack to keep around when you do not want to eat a sweet bar or eat up a whole bag of potato chips! Try it. To make this into bars, you will need to add a bit more wet and pack it well. Also, enter the giveaway below for a sample pack of hemp goodies including hemp seeds, protein powder, oil and things. 

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Sour Cream & Onion Hemp Millet Crunch snack Clusters/Granola
Allergen Information: Free of Dairy, egg, corn, soy, gluten.

1 Tbsp non dairy milk 
1 tsp white vinegar or apple cider vinegar 
1.5 Tbsp coconut oil
3 to 4 Tbsp almond butter or other nut butter/seed butter

1.5 Tbsp maple syrup or coconut nectar
2 tsp flax seed meal
1.5 to 2 tsp onion powder
1 teaspoon onion flakes
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 to 1/4 tsp kala namak (indian black salt. this adds more sour to the granola. add more onion powder to taste if you want to omit this)
a very generous dash of black pepper
1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp dried dill or 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh dill
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 cup puffed millet or other puffed grains)
1/2 cup Oats
2 Tbsp ground oats
1/4 cup shelled hemp seeds
onion powder, dill and salt for sprinkling

In a bowl, mix the non dairy milk, vinegar and let sit to curdle. 
In a pan, melt the coconut oil on medium-low heat. Add the almond butter and mix until smooth. Add the maple, flax and curdled non dairy milk and mix well. Add all the spices till parsley and mix in. the mixture should be hot at this point. If not, then let it heat up for a minute.
Add in the puffed millet, oats, hemp seeds and mix well.
Press the mixture in a parchment lined bread pan (9 by 5 inch or similar). Bake at pre-heated 340 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes. 
Let cool completely, then remove from pan. Sprinkle onion powder, dill, salt to taste and toss. and store in an airtight container. 

To make bars, you will need additional almond butter, maple and soured non dairy milk. The bars might still be a bit crumbly. 

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  1. says

    It never crossed to do a savory granola, but this sounds great. I would love to try it and it’s going in my save folder! Regarding hemp, I haven’t really used it much. I’ve only had hemp milk (which is great!).

  2. says

    My bf is going to LOVE this recipe!!! I mean, so am I as I <3 sour cream and onion flavour, but I’m always looking for recipes that will appeal specifically to him for packed lunches, etc. <3 Thanks for posting!

  3. Terri Cole says

    This savory granola idea is new to me, but I would love to try it. I use hemp seeds in green smoothies, salad dressings and to make a cheesy sprinkle that is my parmesan substitute. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

    gaia (at) cinci (dot) rr (dot) com

  4. says

    mmm ive never heard of savory granola, but it would be great on soup or salad instead of croutons!

    i like hemp on toast with goat cheese or jam

  5. EMC says

    I am so excited about this… and then I saw other savory snack recipes… YES! I have been longing for a savory on the go healthy type snack. I did recently find something along those lines that I wanted to recreate, but it was quite nut-heavy. I can’t wait to try this (and the others) and play around with some other ideas… Thanks!

  6. Elizabeth K. says

    I can’t say that I enjoy eating cereal (granola) without mylk, but if it was savory….! This recipe sounds delish! I have to say I have thrown hemp seeds in smoothies but haven’t used them as a shining star ingredient yet.

  7. says

    Savoury Granola – a stroke of genius – I have never used hemp seeds but I think that I am definately going to give this a try, my hubby loves savory stuff, I am sure that this will get a big thumbs up from him.

  8. says

    I love savory dishes and use millet quite often. I use hemp when my dish needs more protein and fiber. If I have a gluten free pasta like last night, I throw in some hemp or flax seed for added nutrition.

  9. Anonymous says

    Savory often wins out when I am looking for a snack, so this is a great idea! I use hemp seeds to put on top of smoothies and I use hemp powder as protein source in shakes/soups.

    marie [dot] hope [dot] martin [at] gmail [dot] com

  10. says

    I’ve had a savory granola/snack bar and it was a bit odd.. However, I’d be interested in trying savory granola in my meals! I top my food with hemp seeds for a protein boost & crunch factor, so savory granola would be a great addition as well :)

  11. Nirvana says

    Savory granola/clusters sounds amazing for road trips, hiking, etc. I will have to make some for my next hike! I use hemp protein powder and seeds when making protein bars, and I use the seeds for topping smoothies as well.

  12. says

    I totally share your feelings about the oversweetness of quick snacks– I did find some really good savory granola bars once, but they were rather expensive. This sounds great!

  13. says

    I love the idea of savory granola. I like to use hemp seeds in pasta, smoothies and snack bars, I have never tried hemp protein powder or oil; however, I am very grateful to have the opportunity.


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