There is so much to love about this Maple-Almond Skillet Granola. It’s simple to make, healthy, has a sweet-toasty flavor and is absolutely delicious. Slightly chewy with a little bit of crunch. Seriously so good!
I have always loved homemade granola. My mom made the best granola when we were kids, and it’s still one of my favorites.
Granola is the perfect snack. I love it over yogurt with fresh berries, in a bowl with milk or just by the handful.
This Maple-Almond Skillet Granola is unbelievably simple to make. It’s also so much better than store bought and you can make up a batch in about 20 minutes.
This granola is slightly different from most because it has a little bit of a chewiness to it. Don’t worry, there is still a bit of a crunch. It reminds me of this granola which has always been one of my favorite. Now you might be thinking that chewy granola isn’t your thing, but trust me when I say chewy granola is fantastic! I really think you’re going to love it!
This recipe is so simple. Unlike most granolas that are baked in the oven, this one is made in a skillet on your stovetop. Super easy and super fast. Once it’s done you pour it into a single layer on a cookie sheet and allow it too cool. Once it’s cooled completely you can break it into clumps.
To make homemade skillet granola recipe, you will need:
- Old-fashioned oats: Don’t substitute quick oats in this recipe. The old-fashioned oats provide the perfect amount of chewiness in this granola.
- Nuts: I love almonds in my granola, but feel free to replace them with your favorite nut.
- Oil: Canola or vegetable. I haven’t tried this with coconut oil, but I’m sure it would be delicious.
- Maple Syrup: A natural sweetener that adds the perfect amount of sweetness and flavor.
- Ground cinnamon, salt and vanilla extract: these add delicious flavor to the granola.
CAN I USE A DIFFERENT KIND OF NUT?
The original recipe actually called for pecans, but I wanted to use almonds. So yes, go ahead and use pecans, almonds, cashews, walnuts, etc., or whatever nut you’d like to use.
If you haven’t ever made homemade granola, this is the perfect recipe to start with. You really can’t mess it up!
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
In a non-stick 12-inch skillet heat the oil over medium heat. Add the almonds and cook, stirring often, until they begin to turn golden, about 4 minutes. Add the oats and cook, stirring frequently, until the oats are golden and the almonds are toasted, about 5 to 6 minutes.
Add the maple syrup mixture to the skillet and cook & stir until absorbed and the mixture turns slightly darker, about 3 minutes. Transfer granola to the prepared sheet and spread into an even layer. Let cool, without touching, for 20 minutes. Break into pieces and enjoy.
Store in an airtight container.
- Category: Breakfast
Recipe Source: Cooks Illustrated Magazine 2020