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QUICK SKILLET GRANOLA

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This quick skillet granola is the easiest granola recipe you will ever try! It comes together in under 10 minutes and is perfect for keeping breakfast or snack-time healthy – even on busy days!

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I love making granola for my family! It’s easy, healthy, and delicious – you can’t go wrong with that. Store-bought granola is expensive and often full of not-so-great ingredients. But in the past, I found that store-bought was easier when I didn’t have time to make up a batch of perfectly baked granola.

My life was changed though when I discovered you can quickly whip up a batch of granola in your trusty iron skillet! I LOVE cooking with iron skillets and rarely use anything else so I don’t know why didn’t I think of this before!

There is really nothing fancy about this recipe. I don’t always measure out each ingredient. You just want to make sure you have enough coconut oil/honey/maple syrup to evenly coat the rest of the ingredients to create a crispy and clustery granola (just made that word up).

vertical shot of skillet granola with wood spoon and tea towel

QUICK SKILLET GRANOLA ADD-IN IDEAS

For this recipe, you can mix and match ingredients and use really whatever combination you love most.

  • OIL – You can use whatever oil you prefer. I prefer to use coconut oil because I love the added hint of coconut flavor, but I have also used avocado oil and you could even use melted butter.
  • MAPLE SYRUP – could also replace with honey or date syrup or mix it up with a little of each
  • OATS – rolled oats (also known as old fashioned oats) are best in this recipe
  • ALMOND BUTTER – could replace with your favorite nut butter or skip altogether
  • NUTS – Add in your favorite nuts. We love chopped pecans or almonds. You can also add seeds like chia seeds.
  • DRIED FRUIT – chopped dates, raisins, cranberries, cherries, apricot, coconut flakes, etc.
  • SEA SALT – Don’t skip the salt! Adjust the amount to your liking, but it definitely brings the flavor up to a new level!
  • CINNAMON – you can’t go wrong with cinnamon! For a fall edition, you could use pumpkin spice instead!
  • CHOCOLATE – to me granola is incomplete without a hint of chocolate. Once cooled add a handful of chocolate chips or chunks. Add extra antioxidant power with dark chocolate!
vertical shot of skillet granola with toppings on counter

WHAT CAN YOU EAT GRANOLA WITH?

  • A great snack alone!
  • Add milk and have a healthy and hearty bowl of homemade cereal (my boys’ favorite!)
  • Greek Yogurt Topping
  • Topping for Chia Seed Pudding
  • Add to baked goods like muffins or pancakes for a little crunch
pouring milk on granola in bowl

KITCHEN TOOLS YOU MAY NEED

  • Iron skillet
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Mason Jar for storing

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tbs Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Honey/Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbs Almond Butter
  • 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 cup Chopped Pecans/Almonds (or both)
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbs Ground Flaxseed
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • Dried Fruit (raisins, cranberries, dates)
  • Chocolate Chips or Chunks (added once cooled)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR QUICK SKILLET GRANOLA

  1. Pre-heat iron skillet on medium-high
  2. Add Coconut oil
  3. Once the coconut oil has melted add honey/maple syrup, stir, and let it heat up until it is all bubbly.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and keep stirring (if it seems to be toasting too quickly you can turn it down to medium-low heat) for around 10 minutes. You want the granola and nuts lightly browned and toasted.
  5. If you want the granola to stick together in clusters, remove skillet from heat and let it cool before breaking up. You can use the back of your wooden spoon to press it down and make it stick together better too.

TIPS FOR QUICK SKILLET GRANOLA

  • For crispier and crunchier granola keep the temp lower and cook a little bit longer.
Yield: 3 Cups

QUICK SKILLET GRANOLA

granola on counter with wood spoon

This quick skillet granola is the easiest granola recipe you will ever try! It comes together in under 10 minutes and is perfect for keeping breakfast or snack-time healthy - even on busy days!

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Honey/Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbs Almond Butter
  • 2 cups Bob's Red Mill Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 cup Chopped Pecans/Almonds (or both)
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbs Ground Flaxseed
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • Dried Fruit (raisins, cranberries, dates)
  • Chocolate Chips or Chunks (added once cooled)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat iron skillet on medium-high
  2. Add Coconut oil
  3. Once the coconut oil has melted add honey/maple syrup, stir, and let it heat up until it is all bubbly.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and keep stirring (if it seems to be toasting too quickly you can turn it down to medium-low heat) for around 10 minutes. You want the granola and nuts lightly browned and toasted.
  5. If you want the granola to stick together in clusters, remove skillet from heat and let it cool before breaking up. You can use the back of your wooden spoon to press it down and make it stick together better too.

Notes

For crispier and crunchier granola keep the temp lower and cook a little bit longer.

PIN IT FOR LATER

vertical shot of quick skillet granola in a jar

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8 Comments

  1. corrie Jennings

    Looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try it!

  2. corrie Jennings

    Also, how do you store it? Thanks for all the yummy recipes! I love how quick and easy they are!

  3. Stephanie

    This looks so good! My kids will love it!

  4. This looks so delicious, and healthy! Will definitely be giving it a try!

  5. Looks great! I’ve been thinking I should start making my own granola. You just made it easier. Thank You <3

  6. Looks great! Going to prep this for going back to school!

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