Homemade Granola

A while back I saw a recipe for making homemade granola and thought it was a great idea.  That recipe used the broiler but I thought it might work in a non-stick frying pan.  I was right.  This is a speedy and healthy breakfast.  I wrote down an example recipe as I usually just dump ingredients into the pan without measuring.  I would recommend that approach. The ingredients you use will also depend on your taste.

Frying Pan Granola

Homemade granola
Homemade granola

1c rolled oats

1/2c shredded coconut

1/2 cup nuts of your choice

1/2 cup your seeds of choice (I used sunflower and pumpkin seeds last time)

1-2 tbsp sugar

1/2c raisins or dried fruit of your choice

2tbsp bran

Put the nuts, seeds and oats into a frying pan and turn on the heat to med-high.  When they start to become fragrant and lightly toasted, add the rest of the ingredients.  You will need to stir constantly as the sugar will melt. Keep cooking until everything is toasted golden brown.  Remove from heat immediately as the sugar will continue to cook.  Cool, add raisins and serve with yogurt, milk or soy milk.  The whole process takes about five minutes.