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Skillet Granola Recipe: Quick and Nutritious Breakfast

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Skillet Granola Recipe

If you’re looking for a quick and tasty breakfast treat, skillet granola is perfect for you. This easy recipe only takes a few minutes and doesn’t require an oven. With just a few simple ingredients and a skillet, you can make a delicious and healthy granola right on your stovetop.

You’ll love how customizable this skillet granola recipe is. You can mix in your favorite nuts, seeds, and sweeteners to make it truly your own. Plus, because it’s made in a skillet, you don’t have to worry about dirtying a bunch of dishes.

Making granola in a skillet is not only quick but also allows you to control the cooking process better. If you enjoy a snack that is both crunchy and satisfying, you’ll definitely want to give this recipe a try.

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

Oats: Use 2 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats. You can swap these with quick oats if necessary, but they cook faster, so watch closely.

Coconut Oil: Take 1/4 cup of coconut oil. Substitute with butter or vegetable oil if you prefer.

Honey or Maple Syrup: You’ll need 1/4 cup. Either works well and can be substituted with agave syrup.

Nuts and Seeds: Use 1/2 cup of your choice of almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, or sesame seeds. If you’re nut-free, try pumpkin seeds or just skip this ingredient.

Cinnamon: Add 1 teaspoon. You can also experiment with nutmeg or cardamom for different flavors.

Coconut Flakes: 1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes. Shredded coconut also works fine.

Salt: Just a pinch to enhance all the flavors. You can omit this if you’re watching your salt intake.

Optional Ingredients: Add dried fruits like raisins or cranberries after cooking. You can also mix in chocolate chips or a touch of vanilla extract for added flavor.



  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, or your favorite)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  1. Preheat the Skillet:
    Place a large skillet over medium heat. Let it warm up for about a minute.

  2. Add Dry Ingredients:
    Add the oats, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, flax seeds, cinnamon, and salt. Stir with a wooden spoon until everything is mixed well.

  3. Toast the Mixture:
    Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently. You’ll want the oats and nuts to turn a golden brown.

  4. Add Wet Ingredients:
    Stir in the coconut oil and maple syrup. Mix until everything is evenly coated. The mixture will start to clump together.

  5. Cook Until Golden:
    Continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes, stirring often. The granola should be golden and slightly crispy.

  6. Cool Down:
    Remove the skillet from the heat. Let the granola cool in the pan for a few minutes. It will get crunchier as it cools.

  7. Store:
    Once completely cool, transfer the granola to an airtight container. Enjoy it with yogurt, milk, or just as a snack!

Feel free to customize with different nuts or seeds based on what you like or have on hand.

Tips, Tricks & Storing

Use the Right Skillet
Choose a large, nonstick skillet. It makes stirring easier and helps prevent sticking.

Stir Constantly
Granola can burn quickly. Stir it often to ensure even cooking and avoid burning.

Watch Your Heat
Medium heat works best. If the mixture starts to brown too quickly, lower the heat.

Add Ingredients Gradually
Start with the base (oats and nuts), and then mix in the wet ingredients. This ensures everything is evenly coated.

Cool Completely
Let your granola cool in the skillet or on a baking sheet. This helps it crisp up.

Add Dried Fruit & Chocolate Last
Mix in dried fruits and chocolate after the granola cools to prevent them from melting.

Experiment with Flavors
Try adding vanilla, spices, or different nuts and seeds to create your favorite flavor combinations.


Use Airtight Containers
Store the cooled granola in an airtight container. This keeps it fresh and crunchy.

Mason Jars or Tupperware
Both work well for storing and easy access.

Keep in a Cool, Dry Place
Avoid humidity to keep your granola fresh longer.

Refrigerate for Longer Storage
If you want it to last even longer, store granola in the refrigerator. It can stay fresh for up to a month.

Label Your Containers
Include the date made. That way, you always know how fresh it is.