Never Buy A Box of Cereal Again: Granola in Minutes
February 24, 2016 5 Comments
I am a big fan of granola. It is my “cookie replacement” and my breakfast instead of sugary cereal.
Stovetop granola is a fantastic idea. In the past, I have made granola like cookies (baking in the oven and using a bowl). With the stovetop method – you don’t use a bowl and you are out of the kitchen in no time.
This recipe should be your motivation to NEVER buy a bag or box of granola or packaged cereal AGAIN.
This granola can be gluten-free (if you make sure to use gluten-free oats) and vegan (coconut oil and agave syrup) and has a fraction of the added sugar found in most packaged granolas. It is also a fraction of the cost! Win-win!
Stovetop granola tastes so much better than anything you can find in the store because you toast it and therefore it is “freshly toasted”.
I don’t mean you just guzzled a glass of champagne.
Freshly toasted is like home baked cookies. There is a flavor that you simply can’t get with a packaged cereal.
I use a tablespoon of butter as both a flavoring agent and a way to introduce some fat to make the granola taste good. Also, I used agave syrup (but you can use honey) to give a little sweetness.
After you make this, feel free to add dried fruit to your taste. I love adding raisins or cranberries to give a flavor punch.
Stovetop Granola Recipe
Makes 1 ½ cups
½ cup sliced almonds or other nuts (walnuts, peanuts, pecans, etc.)
1 cup whole rolled oats (not instant)
1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil
1 tablespoon agave syrup or honey (optional)
pinch of salt
In a frying pan, heat almonds and oats over medium high heat. Stir frequently until toasted – about 5-8 minutes. The oats should be fragrant and lightly browned. Be careful because the nuts will burn easily.
Add the butter, agave syrup, and salt and mix until blended. Remove from heat and store in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.
¼ cup is 125 calories, 6.8 g fat, 1.7 g saturated fat, 13.7 g carbohydrates, 0.7 g sugar, 3.5 g protein, 2.4 g fiber, 44 mg sodium, 4 SmartPts
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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