I love homemade granola because it tastes much better than store bought, you get to control the ingredients, the flavors are exactly as you’d like them and they’re easy to make. But don’t get me wrong, sometimes cranking up the oven and having to guard the granola for almost an hour can be exhausting especially during summer weather. Which is how I typically make it, in the oven but when I’m on a time crunch, I like making it stove top.
This is truly the easiest method for making homemade granola. The best part of it is that you can make this your own just by adding your favorite stir-ins. If you don’t like almonds, add pecans, use your favorite dried fruit, let your imagination and taste buds run wild. Granola is so versatile and the ingredients are limitless, it’s all about what you want them to taste like.
With that being said, I decided to add orange zest to this recipe, the flavor was incredible and the aroma was out of this world. Especially in combination with some of my favorite fall ingredients, like nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and figs.
So, if you’ve ever thought that making granola was a winter recipe because of the slow roasting oven method that’s typically needed, than you need to try this. If you love granola, you will love this. I think the stove top method is most definitely the way to go, especially for smaller batches. By the way, I always only use USDA organic and non GMO ingredients when I cook. I really believe it makes a difference to my health and to the flavors of food. I hope you enjoy!
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