If you're anything like me, you always end up burning the granola that needs to be baked in the oven. There is that tiny window of time that consists of mere seconds were it goes from being just crunchy enough, to black and smelly. I don't think I have ever NOT burned a granola recipe, and I've tried many. I LOVE granola. After some experimenting and much taste testing on B's part, here is my solution: Stove Top Granola. It's so, so quick. I can make about one batch in ten to fifteen minutes.
Quick Granola: No Oven Required
This recipe makes a little less than two cups of granola, which is all I like to keep around for lack of storage space in our kitchen.
1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil
1 ¼ cup quick cooking oats
¼ tablespoon group cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter (use vegan butter if you have some on hand)
1/8 cup honey
1 tablespoon maple syrup (add extra honey if you don’t have this one hand)
1/8 cup brown sugar
½ sliced almonds
¼ craisins (any dried fruit you have on hand would work)
I recently read in a magazine than cranberry juice and yogurt help keep high blood pressure down. These are two things I have as part of my breakfast routine almost every single day. I love mixing this granola with any yogurt for some extra protein and crunch! Yum yum! What are some things you guys like to try in your granola?