made in 5 minutes!
Happy Friiiiiday! What better way to kick off the weekend than plopped on the couch, unwinding with your favorite shows, and a big bowl of granola with some yogurt?! Cashewgurt for me pleeeeease!
SO, as you may know by now if you read my posts often, or just know where I live, I legitimately have NO storage in my apartment. Where do all my pots and pants go? Shoved away in my super small oven. Yes- ovens do come much, much smaller than the average size in a normal size home. I didn't know this until I moved in, and none of my sheet pans fit AT all. I had to get rid of half of my cooking/baking gear </3 And the one sheet pan that does fit, still doesn't allow me to ever fully close the oven. SO annoying. BUT, totally a functioning gas oven & stovetop so I don't complain much. BUT, this does mean that whenever I have to use my oven, I avoid it at all costs. Granola has definitely been up there for a while on my things to cook since Ryan could go through a box a day, and it's so much healthier and cheaper to make yourself.
But, if you've made granola before, chances are you've baked it in the oven. Now, I'm all about baking a nice sheet of granola, but if that means emptying out my oven every 2 days when I needed to make a new batch, you KNOW that wouldn't happen. Confession: I dreaaaad baking for this very reason. Who wants to deal with unloading your oven, preheating, cooking, cooling, then re-loading it up again? UGH. The stress just typing it.
So here you have my version of a super simple, quick & just as crispy skillet granola. No nasty ingredients, made in the same amount of time as a preheat. Our new go-to! Hope you'll love it as much as me, and even add your own twist! PS- the molasses gives it a ton of nutrition! Loaded with iron, magnesium, and vitamin B6. Plus, the flaxseed adds some Omega 3! Wahoo! Enjoy :) xx Sam
I N G R E D I E N T S:
- 2 cups of old fashion rolled oats
- 1/2 cup of raisins
- 1/2 cup of walnuts, chopped
- 1/4 cups of dried coconut flakes
- 2 Tbs of coconut oil
- 2 Tbs pure maple syrup
- 1 Tbs of blackstrap molasses (or sub maple syrup)
- 1 Tbs of ground flaxseed (optional, but why not add the nutrition!)
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
COOOK!: In a large cast iron or non stick pan, add oil, molasses, maple syrup + flaxseed. If cooking in a cast iron, set heat to medium and if in a non stick, keep temperature on medium high. Adjust as needed as you're cooking! Once the oil melts together with the sweeteners and begins to bubble, toss in the oats and mix up to coat. Then, add all remaining ingredients and toss to combine evenly. Cook while stirring often for a few minutes until you notice some browning and the smells come out. Once done, kill the heat & push down to form a big ball/sheet of granola. As it cools, it'll harden and you'll form some clusters as it dries. Store in an airtight container once completely cool :)
*Notes: Of course this granola is SO simple to adjust depending on what you like. If I don't have all the ingredients above on hand, I'll throw in whatever nuts and seeds I have in my cabinet. So versatile- I love it!