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Salted Croutons and Oat Granola

  • Prep time
    30 minutes
  • Cooking time
    20-25 minutes
  • 2 portions


Dry ingredients:

  • 4 slices of  9 whole grains bread, cut into 1.5 cm cubes;
  • 1 cup of old-fashioned oat flakes;
  • ¼ cup of sunflower seeds;
  • ¼ cup of sesame or hemp seeds;
  • 1 tbsp. of dried onion or 1 tsp. of onion powder;
  • 1 tsp. of paprika;
  • 1 tsp. of thyme;
  • Crushed red pepper, to taste.


Wet ingredients

  • ¼ cup of olive oil;
  • 1 tbsp. of lemon juice;
  • 1 tbsp. of maple syrup;
  • 1 tbsp. of Dijon mustard;
  • 1 tsp. of soy sauce.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and cover the tray with parchment paper;
  2. In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients by hand;
  3. In a small bowl, mix all the wet ingredients to form a smooth dressing;
  4. Pour the dressing over the dry ingredients and mix well to make sure that every piece of bread and oats are well coated;
  5. Spread on the plate. Bake for 20–25 minutes, stirring halfway through.

*Recipe and picture courtesy of Caroline Huard

The granola can be stored in an airtight container for 4–5 days.