My favorite granola recipe! This 15-minute version gets toasted on the stovetop instead of in the oven. I love goji berries here, but you could use whatever dried fruit you like.
Author: Jeanine Donofrio
Recipe type: Breakfast, snack
Serves: about 2 cups
1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon coconut oil
3 tablespoons maple syrup
⅓ cup pistachios, chopped
¼ cup coconut flakes
1 teaspoon cinnamon
⅓ cup goji berries
Heat a large skillet on the stove over low heat. Add the oats and spread them into a thin layer in the pan. Let them start to toast for a minute or two. Add the coconut oil and salt, and stir to incorporate. Continue toasting the oats for 5-7 minute or so, stirring only occasionally.
Add the maple syrup 1 tablespoon at a time, and stir to coat. (Keep your stove at a pretty low temp so the maple syrup doesn't burn).
Once the oats look pretty toasty, add the pistachios, coconut flakes, and cinnamon. Continue to slowly cook until the pistachios and coconut flakes are toasted but not burned (about another 5 minutes). Watch carefully, as the bottom layer starts to toast, you want to stir it (before it burns)... pause and stir again so everything toasts evenly.
Remove from the pan and stir in the goji berries.
Let cool and enjoy as a snack or on top of your yogurt (coconut yogurt if you're vegan).
If you're gluten-free, be sure to use oats that are certified gluten-free.
To double this recipe, I recommend making it in batches so that the ingredients fit in a thin layer in your large skillet. You'll want everything to toast evenly.
I used a nonstick skillet because it's my largest one - you might need to alter the cooking time if you're using cast iron.
Recipe by Love and Lemons at https://www.loveandlemons.com/pistachio-goji-berry-granola/