September 16, 2014 21

Millet + Cardamom Sweet Potato Granola

Millet + Cardamom Sweet Potato Granola | @withfoodandlove

Colorado weather is totally whacky. One day it feels like the middle of summer, beautiful blue skies, 80 degrees. And the next day it feels like the middle of winter with like a half a foot of snow on the ground. I remember this being my least favorite thing about living in Denver. Some people, I think, would really love this predictable unpredictability. But, I like patterns that make sense in my brain. I like when the hot days gradually change from warm to cool. And, I like it when autumn feels like autumn.

Knowing this about Colorado, I’m not sure why I packed the way I did. If you took a look at my luggage you’d think I was vacationing at the shore. Sundresses and sandals, yep that’s about all I got. And when I got here those things were very necessary, the weather was summer perfection. Then two days later it was 45 degrees and rainy and I got nothing but a very light denim button down – does that count as a jacket? I think when I was packing, it did. So anyways that chilly weather really put me in the autumnal mood and so this sweet potato granola was born.

Millet + Cardamom Sweet Potato Granola | @withfoodandlove

Millet + Cardamom Sweet Potato Granola | @withfoodandlove

Millet + Cardamom Sweet Potato Granola | @withfoodandlove

This is the second post in my short {three-part} series of delicious eats, giveaways + promotions with Food Should Taste Good. I knew right from the beginning of this collaboration that I wanted to take their innovative products and make you some recipes that were a little outside of the box, or bag of chips, HA!

Check out my first post in this series, Crispy Beans with Quick Pickled Veggies.

Food Should Taste Good have been expanding their chip flavors in a serious way. I mean let’s start with these Chocolate Chips. Umm, I should need to put these in some brownies. And I don’t usually like pumpkin flavored foods, but their Harvest Pumpkin Chips have me intrigued + these Kimchi Chips, yes please!!

But my favorite are {and always will be} the Sweet Potato Chips. I’ve all been eating them for years and I love them so. They have the perfect balance of crunchy + salty + sweet. All of the perfect characteristics to make for one delicious sweet potato granola recipe. Do you have a favorite Food Should Taste Good flavor? I wanna know about it, drop me a line in the comments below.

Also – millet and chia and cardamom and cinnamon, oh man…this granola is too easy and too good my friends, enjoy!!

Millet + Cardamom Sweet Potato Granola | @withfoodandlove

Millet + Cardamom Sweet Potato Granola {print me!}

Inspired by, Minimalist Baker

Notes: this granola takes about 45 minutes, start to finish + makes 6 cups.


Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

Combine the sweet potato puree, honey {reserve 2 tablespoons}, coconut oil, cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla in a large bowl; whisk well. Then pour in the oats, millet and chia seeds; mix thoroughly.

Line a baking sheet with parchment and spread the granola out in a thin layer. Bake for 30 minutes and flip halfway through.

While the granola is baking, lightly grind the Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato Chips. I did this in my mini food processor, but you could also crush the chips by hand.

Pull the granola out and sprinkle on the pepitas, raisins + crushed up chips. Drizzle on the last 2 tablespoons of honey and toss lightly. Bake for another 10 minutes. The granola will be slightly soft still, let it cool down completely on the parchment paper. Once it is cooled, it will become perfectly crisp.

This post is sponsored by Food Should Taste Good; all opinions are my own.

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21 Responses to "Millet + Cardamom Sweet Potato Granola"

  1. Reply

    Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish

    September 16, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    I want a large bowlful, asap. LOVE IT!!

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      September 17, 2014 at 2:28 PM

      You need this, trust me ;)

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    September 16, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    I just recently discovered cardamom and I loved it. Can’t wait to try this! Looks so good!

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      September 17, 2014 at 2:28 PM

      Ahh yes, cardamom is the BEST!! I think you’ll really enjoy this.
      xo sherrie

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    September 16, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Love the idea of using sweet pot chips in granola. Beautiful photos!

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      September 17, 2014 at 2:31 PM

      Mmm they add the perfect amount of crunch and salt and sweet :))
      And thank you so much Liz,
      xo sherrie

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    September 16, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    I LOVE these pictures.
    The weather in London is a bit all over the place too. Today I put on my tights and boots only to find that it was 25C. :)
    All the best

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      September 17, 2014 at 2:27 PM

      Ahhh boots + tights weather, I can’t wait for that!!

      Thanks love :)

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    Ordinary Blogger (Rivki Locker)

    September 16, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    Snow? Seriously. That’s extreme. This looks marvelous. I never thought to put sweet potato puree in granola. Brilliant. Bookmarking this to try soon.

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      September 17, 2014 at 2:26 PM

      Hahah yes, snow, seriously. Pretty crazy – eh?
      Enjoy xo xo!!

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    September 17, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Ohhhhh this granola! I’m so intrigued by the sweet potato – I’m going to get on this as soon as possible. I’m a real granola addict over here, so I could do some real dammage to a batch of this. This is the perfect Saturday morning project, if you ask me!! :D

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      September 17, 2014 at 2:25 PM

      Granola addicts beware – this granola will get cha. It’s really pretty amazing and would make the perfect Saturday morning project. Oh and you should probably make two batches!! xo xo

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    September 23, 2014 at 12:35 AM

    Wow! This looks insanely good! I’m loving your posts girlfriend.

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    October 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Oops. Realized my name didn’t autofill correctly.

    I love how unique this granola is with the millet, chia and sweet potato puree. Cool idea to add the Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato chips as well. Granola is one of those foods that gets me every time.. the serving sizes are not accurate. ;)

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      October 16, 2014 at 12:37 PM

      Haha yeah, granola is too delicious for it’s own good!!

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    October 27, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    I love sweet potato for breakfast, I think it is freaking amazing! This granola is perfect

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      October 28, 2014 at 8:01 AM

      Perfect? I’ll take it ;) xo

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