Granola is one of my favorite go-to breakfasts because it is quick, easy, and infinitely variable. I like to eat it with a lot of cut up fruit (half a big apple, a whole peach, half a mango, or berries fresh or quickly defrosted from the freezer), a big dollop of plain yogurt, and a sprinkling (probably about 2 Tbsp.) of granola for crunch. My kids like it with cut up fruit and milk. This 7-Minute Granola recipe has been a life saver for those moments when I just don’t have time to wait for a batch to bake.
- 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1 cup rolled oats (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed)
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. cardamom or use more cinnamon
- 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts chopped
- 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 1/2 cup dried currants or dried cranberries
Melt the butter in a large skillet on a medium-high heat.
Add the oats, salt, cinnamon, and cardamom. Stir to quickly combine.
Add the nuts and honey/maple syrup. Stir for 2 minutes, until the mixture is starting to toast.
Add the cranberries and stir for one more minute.
Serve with cut up fruit and your favorite dairy or non-dairy milk or yogurt.
Sodium: 82mgCalcium: 40mgVitamin C: 0.8mgVitamin A: 200IUSugar: 14gFiber: 5gPotassium: 127mgCholesterol: 16mgCalories: 285kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 5gFat: 11gProtein: 7gCarbohydrates: 41gIron: 5.2mg