I am used to oven granola, the first time I made stovetop granola it was a circumstance that leads me to it. On a faithful morning, granola was for breakfast and I was a little lazy to make it the night before I noticed my oven was not working when I wanted to roast the nuts and seeds I tried all I could but to no avail. I decided to try it on the stove because my kids are looking forward to granola and yoghurt for breakfast, My thought was the granola was not going to come out crunchy and golden like oven granola but it came out so well.
If you do not have an oven and you really want to enjoy homemade granola this stovetop granola is definitely for you. If you have an oven and do not want to go through the stress of the stovetop you can try this oven granola recipe. To clear your curiosity on stovetop granola read on…
IS GRANOLA HEALTHY FOR KIDS?
Granola is absolutely healthy for kids, in fact, it is a nutrient-dense cereal for kids. The main ingredient in granola is Oat which is among the category of whole-grain. Below are the lists of ingredients in this granola and their benefits:
- Rich in fibre, it aids digestion and keeps them full for a long time.
- Rich in minerals and vitamins.
- Good source of Calcium.
- Contain protein.
- Rich in healthy fat.
Coconut chips/coconut oil
- Boost metabolism
- Good for the bones
- Great for the skin
- Sugar replacement.
- Protect the liver.
- Contain healing property
- Source of vitamin C.
- Aids digestion
These are healthy ingredients your child really need to thrive, remember everything good should be in moderation.
TEMPERATURE FOR COOKING STOVETOP GRANOLA
Compare to the oven, stovetop granola needs your attention so that you don’t end up with burnt bitter granola. Your stove should be on medium-low heat all through the cooking, you don’t want to look away when roasting the nuts. you can use store-bought roasted nuts to make the work easier.
HOW TO STORE GRANOLA
Granola should be stored in an airtight container. I always use a glass jar to store my granola and it will last 2 weeks on my counter which I don’t think will take that long because is too yummy to keep for so long. If you don’t store granola in an airtight container it gets soft, loses its taste and crunchieness.
HOW TO USE GRANOLA
You can use granola in so many ways the most common way is taking it as a breakfast with yoghurt or milk. My children snack on granola sometimes their favourite is to add it to mash a banana, we also have a granola muffin recipe.
You can check the bake granola recipe here if you are not into this stovetop granola recipe.
I hope you like this recipe as much as we do.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- 400g/ 4 cups rolled oat
- 11/2 cup peanuts
- 1 cup cashew nut
- 1 cup coconut chips
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup coconut oil or melted butter
- 2 oranges
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cinnamon (optional)
- Juice the oranges.
- Roast the nuts individually in a flat pan, mix occasionally to avoid burning. Transfer into a bowl and clean the pan with tissue.
- Add the oat to the pan drizzle one tablespoon of oil on it and roast until it changes colour slightly you can break one into two to feel the crunch. Transfer into a bowl add the cinnamon and salt to the oat. Clean the pan with a tissue.
- Add oil, orange juice and honey to the pan stir continuously until the orange reduces, it will look a little thick.
- Add the nuts and oat to the liquid mixture, mix to incorporate then add the coconut chips.
- Mix for 3-5 minutes to get the golden granola colour. Remove it from the stove, cover it and set it aside. let it cool completely before storing.
I will be glad to how it goes if you try this recipe. You can also share your picture with me on Instagram.