This easy stovetop granola recipe is so delicious and is ready in just 15 minutes! Serve with plain yoghurt and fresh fruit for a perfect, healthy breakfast.
I’ve long been a fan of granola. It’s in my top five favourite breakfasts of all time.
Crunchy oat clusters with nuts, dried fruit served with a generous spoonful of thick Greek yoghurt alongside some fresh fruit is my idea of breakfast heaven.
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Reasons for making your own granola
I always make my own granola because shop bought is so expensive! It’s often £3-4 for a small box that would barely last a week in my house.
If you don’t have most of the ingredients in to make homemade granola, then it would cost a fair bit to buy all of the ingredients, I give you that.
But since you will be able to make several batches of granola from a big bag of oats, it works out so much cheaper in the long run.
Next time you’re in the supermarket I recommend having a look in the World Food section if there is one – they often have large bags of nuts, seeds and spices at bargain prices.
It’s much cheaper to make your own and you can control what goes into it – no hidden sugar or nasties!
it’s better for you
When I was a teenager, sugar laden, calorific breakfasts were my idea of heaven. While that’s still ok as a once in a blue moon treat, now I’m getting older I find I don’t have the same raging sweet tooth or metabolism (due to thyroid issues, annoyingly).
This granola recipe contains no refined sugar – just a little honey. You could use maple syrup if you prefer.
it makes you feel more organised
Ever since I realised that you can make granola on the hob, I’ve been eating a lot more of it.
I make a big batch on Sunday night and that’s breakfast sorted for the week ahead.
How to make granola without an oven
(Ingredient amounts and detailed instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post!
- Heat some olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Don’t have the heat too high or the oats will burn.
- Add rolled oats (I use a mixture of jumbo and medium oats), mixed nuts, sunflower and sesame seeds.
- Stirring frequently, cook on a low to medium heat until the nuts and oats are beginning to toast.
- Stir in some honey and continue cooking for about five to seven minutes, or until the oats are crisp.
What to serve with stovetop granola
- I love my granola with thick Greek yoghurt and fresh fruit or a fruit compote. Some people simply enjoy it with ice cold milk.
- It might sound strange, but I like to sprinkle a small amount of granola over porridge – don’t knock it until you’ve tried it, it is delicious!
- Sprinkle some granola over baked apples for a delicious, comforting dessert.
- Granola also makes a great on the go snack for any time of day.
How long does stovetop granola keep For?
The granola will keep in an airtight tin or a jar for up to two weeks.
Feel free to use this recipe as a blueprint – as long as you keep to the same ingredient ratios, you can change it up by adding different nuts, experimenting with different spices or using your favourite dried fruit.
Don’t have the heat too high and stir the granola often so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. By the way, you’ll need a large, heavy based saucepan to make this recipe.
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- 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil (or sunflower oil)
- 250g Rolled Oats (I use medium oats)
- 1/4 Teaspoon of fine salt
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 75G mixed Nuts
- 1 Tablespoon sunflower seeds
- 1 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds
- 80Ml (1/3 Cup) Honey or Maple Syrup
- 50g mixed dried fruit such as raisins, sultanas, chopped apricots, dried cranberries, dried cherries etc.
- Heat the olive oil over a medium heat. Add the rolled oats, salt, nuts, seeds and spices. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring all the time. The oats and nuts can burn easily, so keep the heat on low-medium.
- When the oats and nuts are nicely toasted, pour in the honey or maple syrup. Continue to cook, stirring often for another 5 minutes or until the granola is crispy.
- Remove from the heat and add the dried fruit. Leave to cool for a little while before serving. Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight jar for up to two weeks.
Feel free to use this recipe as a guide - as long as you stick to the same ingredient ratios, you can play about with the spices, seeds, nuts or use different dried fruit.
Once the granola is completely cold, you could also add a handful of chocolate chips.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 478Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 221mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 8gSugar: 36gProtein: 10g
Calories and nutritional information are provided by a third party application and should be viewed as indicative figures only.