It’s Valentine’s Day today and though I make nothing of it, this recipe is for my favorite person. I could now tell you how much he means to me, that he is the best travel buddy in the world and I can’t imagine daily adventures without him anymore. But I’d rather tell you that I love him so much that I created this Stovetop Nut Coconut Granola just for him (hint: not saying the last sentence with too much seriousness).
I’m not very romantic and won’t bore you by telling you the story of how we met or anything like that. At least not today. I think the internet is overflowing with love stories today. So let me tell you another story instead. Last night we went out on a late night grocery shopping spree. And as it always happens with those late night food searches, it’s usually not the healthy and green items that want to be taken home with you. So Felix (the favorite person I was referring to earlier) was desperately looking for his brand of sweet, very sweet granola. Luckily the supermarket was out of stock. Unfortunately, it was quite late already and I was too tired to make him a batch of oven-baked granola. So I made him this quick recipe of Stovetop Nut Coconut Granola the next day.
I’d even say that it tastes slightly better than the oven-baked version. It’s crispier and the flavor of the fried nuts is much more intense. Another plus, you can first roast the nuts because they take longer to get crunchy and golden. Then add the oats and at the end cook the coconut flakes only for a short moment so they still get that roasted flavor but don’t burn (like they usually do in the oven because you need to add everything at once).
I find that this stovetop granola tastes amazing on its own with some berries and strawberry mylk. But you can also serve it with coconut or soy yoghurt as well as a smoothie or nicecream.
Stovetop Nut Coconut Granola
- 90 gr | 1 cup oats (optional: gluten-free)
- 40 gr | ½ cup coconut flakes
- 70 gr | ½ cup almonds
- 65 gr | ½ cup walnuts
- 65 gr | ½ cup cashews
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- ½ -1 tbsp honey, maple syrup or coconut syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- pinch of salt
- Heat oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat
- Add nuts, cook and constantly stir for 2-3 min
- Add oats to nuts mixture and constantly stir again for another minute or two
- Now you can add the coconut flakes, cinnamon and syrup and cook for another minute
- Let the granola cool down in the pan but better to remove it from the pan, so the hot pan doesn't burn it
- Transfer to a baking sheet, plate or large bowl and let it cool down for 5 min
- Service it in a small bowl with strawberry mylk and blueberries or yoghurt and other fruits.