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Quick stovetop granola

Quick stovetop granola

| On 02, Feb 2014

Just the thought of a bowl of crunchy, golden homemade granola with yogurt and fresh fruit is enough to make your tastebuds sing.

But the thought of spending over half an hour whipping up a big batch will probably have you reaching for a convenient, boring bowl of cereal.

Turns out, you can grant your granola wishes in just over five minutes — using a fry pan, no less.

This recipe has everything you look for in granola: crunchy oats, toasted nuts and plump sultanas, and it will leave your kitchen perfumed with a sweet cinnamon, coconut aroma.

This granola is also healthy and incredibly versatile. Don’t have pumpkin seeds? Just add more almonds. Don’t like sultanas? Use your favourite type of dried fruit instead.

Quick stovetop granola

Makes one serving.


1/3 cup rolled oats
1 tbsp almonds, roughly chopped
2 tsp pumpkin seeds
¼ tsp cinnamon
1-2 tsp pure maple syrup
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tbsp sultanas

Tip: To make this granola even more nutritional or if you’re trying to cut down on sugar, feel free to leave out the sweetener. It will still taste delicious.


1. Heat your frying pan on a medium-high heat.

2. Place all the ingredients except for the sultanas in a small bowl and combine until the mixture is well coated.

3. Add the granola mixture to the pan and toast for 3-4 minutes, stirring often until golden.

4. Take the pan off the heat and mix in your sultanas.

Quick stovetop granola

A failsafe combination: granola, Greek yogurt and blueberries. Image by Juliette Steen


Serve your granola with your favourite fruits and yogurt. Enjoy!