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This is a quick and easy recipe for granola!

This is a quick and easy recipe for granola!

Sometimes, I don’t have patience for the time it takes to bake granola. So I decided to try granola on the stove top and see if it could yield a similar result.

It works, and it’s true! It is sweet, crunchy, deliciously fresh, with nutritious ingredients. It’s far better than anything you can buy in a bag or box.

It makes a smaller batch, which is great for those who don’t need to make a lot of granola.

It can be used in a variety of ways, but you can also just eat it plain.

How to use this homemade granola

    • You can add yogurt to your smoothies or top it with berry parfaits.
    • You can also try a berry salad as an alternative to croutons. .
    • For a finishing touch, bake some lightly sweetened, diced fruit.
    • Grilled fruit can be added to with mascaropone or peaches.
    • Sprinkle on ice cream, banana splits, or pudding.
    • Then dip the fruit in a caramel dip or fruit dip, then dip it into the granola.

Stove top Granola Recipe Ingredients

      • 2 1/2 Tbsp coconut Oil
      • 1 1/2 cups rolled oatmeal
      • 3 Tbsp honey
      • 1/8 tsp Salt
      • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
      • 3 Tbsp finely shredded coconut (optional).

How to make Stovetop Granola

      1. Add the ingredients to a measuring cup. Use parchment paper to line a baking sheet.
      2. Coconut oil can be melted in a 12-inch nonstick skillet on medium heat.
      3. Cook the oats, stirring constantly, until slightly crisped and dried, about 4 to 6 min.
      4. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add honey and salt. Stir right away.
      5. Allow to cook while stirring constantly until the mixture turns lightly golden. This should take approximately 1 minute.
      6. Cook mixture for about one minute more.
      7. Spread the mixture immediately on a parchment-covered baking sheet. Use spatula to press down until you have clusters.
      8. To speed up the process, place it in the fridge or freezer for 5 minutes to cool down and become crisp. For a longer shelf life, store in an airtight container at the room temperature.

There are many variations of this Granola

You can try adding a few teaspoons of different mix-ins to your dish:

      • Dried fruits
      • There are many types of nuts: almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts; cashews; peanuts; macadamia, macadamia, pistachios.
      • Seeds (flax, hemp, chia, sesame, poppy, pumpkin)
      • To give it an extra boost of flavor, add 1/2 tsp coconut extract or vanilla extract to the heat at the end.

These are some helpful tips

    • Do not substitute honey with another sweetener. It won’t have the same crisp texture as maple syrup or sugar.
    • Coconut oil can be substituted with butter
    • For a better texture, I recommend that you use rolled old-fashioned oats and not quick oats .
    • Use unsalted nuts to make granola less salty.
    • You can quickly chop pecans by placing them in a small bag that has a zipper and then crushing with a meat mallet.
    • Use a heavy nonstick skillet to ensure even heat distribution
    • Keep it in the fridge to preserve its shelf life and maintain its crisp texture.
    • A crispier tip: If the granola isn’t crispy enough, heat it on a baking sheet at 250 degrees for 15 minutes.

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