Quick Stovetop Granola is an easier alternative to making granola in the oven – it makes for a delicious, crunchy topping for fresh fruit, yogurt, or frozen yogurt.
I know I’ve given you a fair share of granola recipes over the years but I just can’t help sharing another one! During the winter, I love spending an afternoon inside baking a big batch of granola and then keeping it in a large glass jar on the kitchen counter. But now that it’s warmer outside, I don’t want to turn on the oven and heat up the apartment if I don’t have to.
When you make it in the oven, you’ve to watch it closely and every five minutes or so you have to pull it out of the oven and stir. The result is fantastic, but there must be an easier and faster way to make it on the stovetop. So this is it!
Actually, this is just a classic old fashioned oat and nut granola with the right amount of crunch and sweetness. As with most granola recipes, feel free to customize the nuts and dried fruits to your liking.
I’ve been eating bowls of this for breakfast lately with Greek yogurt, berries, and a drizzle of honey. Also snacking on them by the handful too. ;)
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 3 tbsps honey
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup slivered almonds
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup coconut flakes
- In a large nonstick skillet, toast oats over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
- In the same skillet, cook vegetable oil, honey, and cinnamon over medium-low heat until bubbly, about 1-2 minutes.
- Pour the toasted oats and almonds into the skillet and cook for another 8-10 minutes, continuously stirring, until oats and nuts are toasty and golden brown. Remove from heat and allow to cool before stirring in cranberries and coconut.
- Store in an airtight container.