If you are into healthy breakfast, then this 8-ingredient instant stove-top granola recipe is for you!
Instant, crunchy, healthy, delicious and loaded with fibre in the form of oats.
Granola is essentially a breakfast food which is made by mixing rolled oats,nuts,seeds with honey, coconut oil, flavouring and then baking in oven till crisp. Since it requires 20-25 minutes of baking in oven, I came up with the idea of making it on stove-top and voila! It turned out as amazing as the baked one and saved me a lot of time too!
I have used maple syrup as a sweetener in this recipe but you can go for non vegan option like honey too. Adding coconut oil makes this granola extra crunchy and naturally sweet but go ahead and use other neutral oils like olive oil, canola oil and vegetable oil if you can't find out coconut oil.
This granola makes for a perfect breakfast to kick-start your day on a healthy note. Loaded with nuts, seeds and healthy fat in form of coconut oil, its flavourful and customizable. You can also add other nuts like pecans, almonds, cashews and flavour it with peanut butter. I often add chocolate chips to make it more yummy!
Since its nutritious, high in calories and packs well because of lightweight, its ideal for hiking, backpacking or a road-trip. My 2 year old daughter loves it and its is the first thing I pack when we have travel plans.
It is usually enjoyed with milk in the morning but tastes equally delicious with yogurt and some fruits like strawberries, banana and mango on the side. Granola can also be used in parfaits and other desserts like ice-cream,cupcakes as a crunchy topping.
Delicious and healthy homemade stove-top granola which is as good as the baked granola
Serving: Makes about 2+1/2 cup granola
1+1/2 cup Rolled oats
2 Tbsp Coconut oil
1/4th tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4th cup Pumpkin seeds
1/4th cup black raisins
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
3 tsp maple syrup(use honey if not vegan)
Take a bowl and add oats, walnuts and pumpkin seeds.
Take a small saucepan and gently heat together coconut oil, honey, cinnamon powder and vanilla essence for 2-3 minutes. Make sure they are mixed well together.
Pour it over the dry ingredients in the bowl and mix to coat oats and nuts properly.
Now transfer this in a non-stick pan and cook on stove-top on low flame for about 10 minutes till oats are crispy and becomes slightly orangeish in colour. Make sure to keep stirring in between.
Take off heat and transfer on a tray or plate to cool it down.
Once it cools down, add black raisins and transfer in an air-tight container.
Serve with milk,yogurt for breakfast.
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