This 5-Ingredient, 5-Minute Stovetop Granola is an easy, delicious breakfast that will last you all week. Infinitely tastier and healthier than anything you can buy at the store!
While I’m an expert impulse shopper when it comes to unnecessary clothing and knick-knacks for my home, at the grocery store, I’m a girl on a mission and rarely stray from the detailed grocery list I make every Sunday. However, one of my favorite parts about going to the grocery store, in addition to efficiently checking things off my list, is going up and down every isle, just to drool over any new items I may come across.
To ensure I don’t fill my cart with piles of fig jam, truffle potato chips and gourmet crackers, I allow myself two to three impulse items that must belong in my pantry immediately. Usually a random assortment of goodies catches my eye, but one of the items I almost always teeter on the edge of throwing in my basket is packaged granola.
I’ll stand in front of the zillion packages of granola, and hone in on one that sounds completely irresistible…until I look at the nutritional information and see it comes in at a whopping 20 grams of sugar per serving. No thank you! Ultimately I decide against it, and promise myself I’ll make a big batch at home, but more times than not, I fail to follow through.
Because now excuses like, “It takes too long,” or “I don’t have enough ingredients,” are no longer relevant because I’ve found a five-minute, five-ingredient, way to make homemade granola and I’m never going back.
For me, the five ingredients in the granola – quick-cooking oats, sliced honey roasted almonds, honey, coconut oil and brown sugar – are staple items I keep in my pantry at all times. I’m guessing many of you do as well, but if you don’t they’re easily accessible at any grocery store.
I’ve seen recipes for stovetop granola before, but it wasn’t until a few days ago when Teddy was practically yelling at me for breakfast and we had virtually nothing in our pantry or fridge except for some Greek yogurt that the thought popped in my head. I basically just tossed everything in a small skillet, turned the heat on medium-low and constantly mixed it until the honey, coconut oil and brown sugar coated every piece.
I let the mixture cool for a minute or two, then served it on top of a big bowl of Greek yogurt and watched Teddy go to town. The next day, I made another giant batch, and we’ve been eating it for breakfast ever since.
What I love most about this, is even though it’s technically a five-ingredient recipe, you can easily extend the ingredients past that with dried berries, coconut flakes, flax seed, or even some nutritious chia seeds – really the options are endless!
So the next time you’re cruising past the granola isle, just remember, with five ingredients and a few minutes, you can make it at home…
5-Ingredient, 5-Minute Stovetop Granola
With only five ingredients and a few minutes, you can make an easy, delicious granola that will last you all week. Infinitely tastier and healthier than anything you can buy at the store!
- 1/8 cup + 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 cups quick cooking oats
- 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1/2 cup honey roasted almonds
Add honey and coconut oil to a medium saute pan. Turn the heat on medium-low and whisk until honey is melted.
Add oats, brown sugar and nuts. Increase the heat to medium and use a wooden spoon to stir and evenly coat the oats and brown sugar. Continue to cook until granola starts to brown, and then stir again. Continue to do the same thing until all of the oats and nuts are toasted and slightly golden brown.
Turn the heat off and season with a pinch of salt. Spread on to a large rimmed baking sheet. Cool for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds or so to make sure the granola doesn't stick together. Once completely cool, store or serve with yogurt!
Optional ingredients that would work great: Coconut, dried cherries, pecans, flax seed or chia seeds