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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

SKILLET GRANOLA- A healthy and quick breakfast



This granola is super-easy and quick to make and tastes absolutely delicious. It is a fraction of the cost of even the cheap granolas at the store and tastes better than the fancy stuff and you can put in what you like.

Skillet Granola

2 TBS. oil
4 cups rolled oats
½ cup butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ cup honey
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ cup packed brown sugar

Optional:
¼ cup chopped almonds
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup shredded coconut
¼ cup chopped pecans

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Add oats and cook and stir often until starting to brown and crisp, approximately 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix together melted butter, vanilla, honey, cinnamon, and brown sugar in a bowl and add to oats once the 5 minutes is over.

Cook and stir well for another 5 minutes or so until well coated and slightly browned.

Mix in fruit and nuts if desired and stir well for another minute or so.

Pour out onto cookie sheet and spread out to cool.

If desired, you can bake granola on a cookie sheet in 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes to toast the nuts and get the granola a little more crispy.

This granola is super-yummy and slightly chewy unless you bake it. It’s great as a snack, served with milk, or on top of yogurt with fresh fruit. I’ve kept mine in a glass container for a week and a half and it was still fresh. Not sure how long it will keep, but it seems to keep a while. You can be very flexible with the fruit and nuts you put in. Put in whatever you like and however much!

I like to make 2 batches, but I don't put it all in one pan, but cook two batches back to back and cook it in a cast-iron skillet. It's super-quick to make.

2 comments:

Amy Matthews said...

I love granola! I am making some today in fact. Maybe I will try your recipe? BTW we have the same favorite books :)

Our family said...

I never was into granola that much until I made this recipe, and now it's a favorite. Let me know if you make it. I find it much easier than regular granola to make, but maybe it's just me. I have a lot more favorite books than what you see there. We have a lot in common, huh? I haven't had much time to update or post anything lately. The last recipe I posted was in July of 09! I'm going to hopefully post more regularly, but we'll see.

Melissa : )