Once upon a time, I spent five minutes stirring together melted coconut oil, sucanat, and oats in order to top an Apple Crisp. (I was making it dairy free for a friend.) While making it, I didn’t measure my ingredients (surprise, surprise) so when it came time to top my apples, I had too much topping. Oh well. I’d store them for later. Into a jar they went (surprise, surprise).
Later, my 13-year old came into the kitchen and saw the jar of apple crisp topping, about which he said, “Ooh, what kind of granola is this?” It was at that moment that I realized that all we had to do was stir in coconut flakes, almonds, dried fruit – whatever we wanted – and we’d have granola.
It was in the next moment that I decided that I might make granola like this every single time because it only took five minutes and it was too easy.
Friends, I present to you:
5-Minute Stove-Top Granola
Make it on the fly. Make it ahead of time. Serve it with add-in options. It will be one of the easiest breakfast or snack options ever.
- 4 cups whole oats
- ¼ cup sucanat
- 1 cup coconut oil
- Melt coconut oil in a medium-sized pan on the stove.
- Remove from heat and stir in oats and sucanat.
- Serve immediately, or allow it to sit a while to dry somewhat. We like it both ways.
Nuts like almonds, pecans, or walnuts
Dried fruit like cranberries, raisins, or blueberries
When you make granola this way, you can set it out with a variety of add-in options and have a Granola Bar. (Like my play on words there?) This is wonderful for people with food allergies or simply to appease people’s taste preferences.