Quick Pan Roasted Granola

It happens quite often, that I feel like eating granola for breakfast but can’t because there is no granola left in my cupboard. Bummer! But I found a simple way to make quick granola without mixing a whole batch and having to wait until it’s baked in the oven. This one takes just a few minutes and can be made in a pan!

I have a feeling that I’m the last one to find out about this easy way to prepare granola and will make a fool out of myself for posting this so please tell me if I’m wrong. But making granola in the pan is definitely an idea worth spreading!

I like to keep this granola very simple. When I make big batches of granola, I usually add oil, applesauce, vanilla and other spices, but for the quick version in the pan I found that the basics are enough to create a delicious and healthy breakfast. You can leave the oil away completely! Different nuts, seeds, oats and dried fruits/berries give loads of flavor and by adding some maple sirup the granola becomes crunchy and a little sweet. Of course you can add anything and freestyle with whatever you have at hand in your kitchen. I could for example imagine that adding some coconut fat would be great (mental post-it for next time!).

 

Quick pan roasted granola

Quick pan roasted granola

 

For this batch I used mainly nuts and not too many oats. Hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pistachios, flaxseeds and sunflower seeds – oh how I love nuts and seeds! Combine these ingredients in a pan and let it roast over medium to high heat, while stirring.

 

Nuts and oats roasting in the pan

Nuts and oats roasting in the pan

 

Once it starts to turn golden and smell heavenly, add about 1-2 tablespoons of maple sirup and let it caramelize a little.

 

Caramelizing with maple sirup

Caramelizing with maple sirup

 

Now you can fill the muesli in a bowl and add dry fruits and berries. I used raisins, goji berries and maulberries. Let it cool down a little (to let the maple sirup do its crunchy work on the oats) and then add a cold nut milk of your choice.

 

Add dried fruit, berries and nutmilk and it’s done!

Add dried fruit, berries and nutmilk and it’s done!

 

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