Master Recipes: 15 Minute Stovetop GranolaPosted: August 14, 2014
Last edit: 3-25-15
Granola is not hard, nor should it even take that much time. I owe this recipe to my sister, but I’ve lightly adapted it for my own ingredient preferences – and doubled the batch because my goblins can’t get enough of it. No more store bought cereal!
- 8 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup olive oil (technically I use Costco’s Mediterranean Blend oil)
- 2/3 cup honey
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Nuts or dried fruits optional
- Preheat oven to 400F. Measure oats onto a rimmed 13×9 baking sheet (depending on your baking sheets, it might work best to use two sheets). If using nuts, toast along with the oats. Toast for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, add the remaining ingredients to a 5 quart dutch oven. When the timer on the oven is down to 4 minutes, heat them over medium. Stir occasionally.
- When oats are done toasting, carefully pour into the pot and cook over medium, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes.
- If you want to add dried fruit, add in at this point (or wait until serving).
- Return granola mixture to the baking sheet to cool down.
- When completely cool, transfer to an airtight container. I usually use a gallon Ziploc bag so we can easily take this on bike rides for a hearty snack.
Variation: Adding 2 tsp cinnamon (possibly more, depending on the potency of your cinnamon) to the mix makes this granola even more addictive. I positively love the cinnamon granola mixed with applesauce, since yoghurt has not been kind to my tummy lately.