You can make this healthy and delicious granola recipe in just 10 minutes on the stovetop. I was craving granola the other day, but didn’t want to go to the trouble of making a big batch in the oven, so I thought I would try to make a smaller batch on the stovetop. It toasted up just as well on the stovetop and it took a third of the time!
I was wondering if I was the first person to think of preparing granola this way. Google tells me that I am not. When I searched stovetop granola, I found a few other stovetop granola recipes. This may not be an original idea, but it’s one of the healthier recipes out there. Many granola recipes are loaded with fat and sugar. This granola is sweetened with a little maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon. There is very little fat in this recipe – just one tbsp of sunflower oil and one tbsp of butter. I have included vegan and gluten-free variations as well.
I love having granola with creamy yogurt and fruit. It’s so delicious. I enjoyed this blueberry granola yogurt parfait on the weekend. It was so yummy. Here’s my quick and easy granola recipe.
Quick and easy stovetop granola ready in just 10 minutes.
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
- 2 cups rolled oats (or gluten-free rolled oats)
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds (or chopped almonds)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp butter (or vegan butter or sunflower oil)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cardamom (or cinnamon)
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)
- 2 tbsp dried fruit (optional)
- 2 tbsp roasted seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, flax) (optional)
Heat 1 tbsp sunflower oil in a large non-stick pan on low heat. Add the rolled oats and stir for a couple of minutes. Then add the almonds and stir for 5 more minutes or until the almonds are a light golden brown.
Move the oats and almonds to one side of the pan. Add the butter, maple syrup and vanilla to the pan and stir until combined. Mix everything together.
Stir for a couple more minutes. Take the pan off the heat.
Add the spices and the dried fruit.
Store the granola in an airtight container or jar in the fridge for a week or leave it out at room temperature for up to three days.