You can't beat this stovetop granola for a quick and healthy vegan breakfast. Not only is it super simple to make but it contains only a handful of ingredients and is ready in just 10 minutes. It's gluten free too. And you don't even have to turn on the oven.
Homemade granola is a rare find - a genuinely healthy breakfast option! And if you can pour ingredients into a pan and stir, you can make this recipe. It's that easy.
The beauty of homemade granola is that you know exactly what you are putting in it. Unlike store bought, this granola is not loaded with hidden refined sugars and unhealthy oils.
In fact this delicious and nutritious breakfast option is packed full of protein from the nuts and seeds, keeping you fuller longer.
Good quality store bought granola is often eye wateringly expensive. My stovetop granola not only tastes great but is also far more economical.
Using maple syrup means this is also a vegan granola.
Why You Should Make This Stovetop Granola:
- This 10 minute stovetop granola is so simple to make you won't look back!
- My 6 ingredient granola is packed full of flavor, but contains no refined sugar. It really is a great alternative to store bought breakfast cereal.
- This recipe is really easy to double up so make up extra if you are planning brunch with family and friends.
- It also makes a great healthy trail mix for on the go snacking.
- Skillet granola is really versatile, you can use any combination of nuts, seeds and dried fruits so it's a great way to use up what you have in your larder.
- For another vegan and refined sugar free granola try my Coconut Oil Granola.
- My Spinach and Mango smoothie is another fast and healthy breakfast for busy week day mornings.
What is the Difference Between Granola and Muesli?
Granola and muesli share many of the same ingredients, namely a base of oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruits.
However, granola is baked or toasted, often with the addition of a sweetener like maple syrup or honey. Whereas, muesli is raw and uncooked.
Can I Use Granola in Overnight Oats?
Overnight oats are a great prep ahead breakfast option, particularly for those busy mornings when you want something nutritious but quick!
You can add granola to any overnight oats bowl. Either add it to the mix the night before and leave it overnight in the fridge. Bear in mind that it will soften and loose some of the crunch.
Or for added crunch, sprinkle some homemade granola on top of your regular overnight oats just before serving. I love adding the crunch of granola to my Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats.
How to Make Stovetop Granola:
Find the full printable recipe below.
Heat a large skillet over a medium heat, melt coconut oil and add oats, walnuts and almonds.
Gently toss to incorporate everything well and let it cook for around 6 minutes.
Stir in maple syrup and continue to toast for 2-3 minutes.
Take the pan off the heat, stir in the chia seeds and raisins. Cool and serve.
Is Homemade Granola Healthy?
My homemade granola contains nutritious whole ingredients like dried fruits, nuts and seeds. Not only is it tasty, but also packed full of protein and fibre which keeps you fuller longer.
There are no refined sugars in my stovetop granola that you often find in store bought breakfast cereals. Instead a touch of sweetness is added with maple syrup and dried fruits. You can also cut back a little on both if you wish.
Variations of Stovetop Granola:
- Make this granola gluten free by opting for gluten free rolled oats in place of regular.
- Coconut oil helps to make this granola extra crunchy, but you can substitute with a flavorless vegetable oil if you prefer.
- Maple syrup not only adds sweetness but also crunch to granola. You can substitute with honey if you prefer and don't need to keep it vegan.
- Walnuts, almonds and chia seeds add a real crunch, but use any combination of nuts and seeds that you enjoy eating. Pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, flax seed and sunflower seeds would all be wonderful additions.
- If you're a fan of coconut granola, add some coconut flakes too.
- Raisins (or golden raisins) not only add a touch of sweetness, but also a nice chewy texture to the granola. You can substitute with any other dried fruits like cranberry, apricots or sultanas.
Tips For Making Easy Homemade Stovetop Granola:
This recipe is easily doubled up if you want to make a larger batch to keep you going through the week.
When toasting the granola mixture in the skillet, keep it to a thin layer. This will ensure the crunchiest granola.
How To Serve Skillet Granola?
- Sprinkle some over Greek yogurt alongside your choice of fruit.
- For a super quick breakfast, spoon some into a bowl and pour over some ice cold milk.
- Use as a fruit crumble topping for a quick and easy dessert.
- Sprinkle over ice cream or fruit sundaes for extra tasty crunch.
- Pop some into a bag for a quick and easy snack on the go.
How long can I store Stovetop Granola?
Once cooled, place this easiest ever granola in an airtight container. Then store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
Can you freeze Granola?
Yes, surprisingly enough you can. So feel free to make a big batch of granola, and you can store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
When ready to serve just take out the quantity you want to enjoy and allow it to defrost overnight on the counter top.
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More Easy Breakfast Ideas
10 Minute Stovetop Granola (Vegan)
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 3 cups Rolled Oats - gluten free if required
- ¼ cup Chopped Walnuts
- ¼ cup Sliced Almonds
- ¼ cup Maple Syrup
- 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
- ⅓ cup Dried Raisins
- Heat a large skillet or sauté over a medium heat and melt the coconut oil.
- Add the oats, walnuts and almonds to the hot oil.
- Gently toss to incorporate everything well and let it cook for around 6 minutes - until it starts to look toasted.
- Stir in the maple syrup and continue to toast another 2-3 minutes.
- Take the pan off the heat and stir in the chia seeds and raisins.
- Allow to cool and serve.
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Fab idea for making granola on the stove top. I make my own, but not nearly as often as I'd like to. But now you've alerted me to your no-oven method, I might make it a bit more often.
Jo Keohane says
It's great for a quick breakfast - and for making your kitchen smell amazing 😉 Thanks so much for your comment Choclette.
What a great idea - I have made granola a few times in the past, but your method sounds so quick and easy I'm definitely going to give it another go!
Jo Keohane says
Hope you love it! Thanks very much for commenting Kate.
Janice Pattie says
What a wonderful, simple recipe. I love granola and this is so quick and easy.
Jo Keohane says
It's great if you're in a hurry!! Thanks so much for your comment Janice.