Stovetop Granola Recipe
A delicious quick and easy granola with almonds and dried cranberries that is made on the stovetop.
Hearty granola made of spelt flakes, oats, hemp seeds, and almonds is a superfood breakfast cereal that is made primarily on the stovetop.
This is a super fast and simple to make granola that comes out tender, crisp and delicious every time! It's very versatile, simply add your favorite dried fruits, nuts, toasted coconut, etc. If you prefer your granola harder, just cook it a little longer at the end. Using butter will give it a deeper/heavier flavor, oil gives it a lighter flavor, more like the commercial granolas you find at your grocery store.
I made a few changes but I'm still going to give this recipe a well-deserved 5 stars. I used 3 cups of oats, light margarine instead of butter, a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses instead of the 2nd tablespoon of honey and added vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, a pinch of salt. I preheated the oven and turned it off when adding the cookie sheet covered with aluminum foil and letting it sit there til cool. When I took it out I crumbled it a little and added almonds, coconut, raisins and some semi-sweet chocolate chips. Oh yeah, it's yummy. I'm munching some right now. Awesome recipe! Thanks!
Oh dear. With the suggestion to halve the butter-sugar-honey coating, this granola turns out delicious, but as written I'm afraid it's nearly inedible. Far too sweet, more like an oat brittle candy than a granola. One thing I never did have trouble with was sogginess. You really do need the full 5 minutes and it really does need to be over medium heat at least. If you skip this step you will have soggy granola, because its purpose is to raise the temperatures of the butter and sugars, changing them into candy. I like to use virgin coconut oil instead of vegetable oil, and add unsweetened dried coconut and a lot of flaxseed meal. Add the flaxseed meal at the end of cooking, just before you spread the granola out to cool, so the flax oils aren't damaged by the heat. Poppy seeds are nice too.
I took the advice of others and added another cup of oatmeal. This granola was great and easy. I added pecans and raisins. I won't have to buy granola at the store anymore.
Great recipe! Definitely worth making it yourself vs eating store-bought. Like others, I have some changes to really make it a 5, and they are: added 1/2 c wheat germ to the oats and nearly doubled the honey and butter (to compensate for additional dry ingredients). Also when cooking the syrup I added vanilla, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. When I added the oats/germ back into the pan with the syrup, I added the other ingredients then too, to evenly coat them all simultaneously. I also added coconut flakes and sunflower seeds. I cooked all of the ingredients together for a few minutes on the stove, stirring constantly, then baked on a cookies sheet at 400 for 8 minutes. I then let it set out for 30 minutes, scored with a knife, let finish hardening, then broke apart into pieces. Even though I initially almost burned the oats/germ by not stirring constantly, it still turned out great!
This is the fastest granola recipe I have ever made. Having said that, one might think that it wouldn't be all that good, but nothing could be further from the truth. I think the addition of additional dried fruits would be good, but not necessary. Will definately be making again and again. Thanks for the great recipe.