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10 Minute Clean Stovetop Granola for a Healthy You


My oven doesn’t behave so well. Sometimes it would work perfectly but other times simply not good at all. I enjoy baking. I’m not obsessed with it but I certainly do a decent amount of baking work in my oven. I like having a slice of this cake or this banana bread, from time to time and if any of these two aren’t available, well you can always find some granola in my cupboard.

It feels nice having a bowl of granola in the morning with some milk or yogurt for breakfast. Or after a light lunch, afternoon snack or as a healthy treat after dinner while the home is quite and you have that extra time for yourself to relax.

I often make a batch of granola at home during the weekends or whenever we need a refill. I have to admit, I’m completely fond of it. Granola is not something I was raised with. In fact ‘granola’ doesn’t exist from where I come from. Is not in our list of culinary delights, but sometimes I think it should be. Whether it is its simplicity, its crunchiness or its delicious taste, it got me!

But there’s something particular about homemade granola. And this is quality and cleanliness. I’ve tried different brands of store-bought granola and I have to say that I still choose to make my own granola at home instead of buying it. It might taste good but the addition of sugar, oil and other tricky additives in it is not something that I appreciate in ingredients with a high nutritional value such as oats, nuts, and seeds (which contain lots of fiber, iron, vitamins, healthy fats and other goodies). The nutrition simply is not there anymore.

By choosing to make your own food, you allow yourself to know what’s inside the food you eat! And that, without a doubt, can make all the difference in the world to your body and your health.

You can combine and add as many different grains, seeds, and spices as you like when making granola. You can even make oat-free granola if you have a certain reaction to oats by just using seeds, nuts, and quinoa flakes. You can use a natural sweetener (instead of using processed sugar with zero nutritional value) like organic brown rice syrup, organic maple syrup, honey, dates sugar or coconut sugar.


And if you’re like me or better said; if you have an unpredictable not-so-well-behaved oven like mine, or simply want to simplify the cooking process when making your own granola, just use your stovetop instead! Using the stovetop to make granola somehow feels ten times easier and faster, and to be honest it tastes as delicious as oven-baked granola. Gather the ingredients, get a pan, cook the granola and enjoy. 

Healthy Food is not complicated and it can be super budget friendly as well when you take a few minutes of your time to prepare it. Yes, a few minutes of your time, a little effort = healthy happy food for you and your bodyIt’s the simple things, right?

I hope you’re starting this year with lots of good food and good health! 🍃xx

You can also have a look at my other granola recipes: Simple Vegan Granola, or this Almond Salty Caramel Granola, or make this Carrot Sweet Granola Bread using granola or make this Berries and Coconut Crumble Granola.


CLEAN STOVETOP GRANOLA RECIPE

2 C. Oats (you can also substitute for quinoa flakes)
1/2 C. Raw Buckwheat Groats (no toasted buckwheat / kasha)
1 C. Shredded Coconut or Coconut flakes
1/4 C. Sesame Seeds
Nuts of your choice, optional
6-7 Dates, chopped
Pinch of Himalayan Salt, optional
Olive oil or Coconut oil
Organic Rice Syrup or to taste 

Preparation:

In a bowl combine all dry ingredients and set aside. Then heat a pan on a medium high-heat, add olive oil or coconut oil. When oil is starting to get hot add all dry ingredients previously prepared. 

Cook for a few minutes until they start to get brown and you can smell they're toasted. 

When ready, add Himalayan salt and rice syrup or natural sweetener of your choice. (At this step you can also add spices of your choice like; cinnamon). Once cool store into a jar glass/airtight container. The granola will keep well for up to 2 weeks (as long as you keep it in a airtight container).