everything but the kitchen sink stovetop granola

kiwi and dragon fruit parfait with stove top granola

When I think about the staples each kitchen should have it would be a stove, oven, fridge, sink etc. Well I don't happen to have an oven so that means double the time spent being in the kitchen cooking everything on the stove top. I love that with an oven you can just throw it in, have the timer set and forget about it until it calls for you.

I can't find granola to save my life in Yangon, so I started looking up stove top granola recipes and compiled to a few to make my own. I think we all don't realize how fattening granola actually is, and how much oil and sugar it takes to bind it all together, and make it glisten. I tried to substitute the oils and sugars with a more natural approach using almond butter, natural peanut butter and coconut butter. A granola is something you can really play with, add everything you like or keep it simple to a few key ingredients.

everything but the kitchen sink stove top granola

4 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup cranberries
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoon sesame seeds
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup flax seeds

1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup coconut butter
1/4 cup honey
pinch of salt

place the ingredients from oats to flax seeds in a frying pan and toast for 5-8 minutes on med-low heat. Be careful not to burn as it burns easily. Stir it around until slightly golden brown and toasty. Set aside on a large sheet pan. In the same pan, add all your butters, honey and salt. Swirl around until you get a uniform runny paste. Add your toasted oat mix to the pan and mix evenly until coated. Place back on a sheet tray in a single even layer and allow to cool for 15-20 minutes. Break it up or cut it, and place it in an air tight container. Keeps for a week.


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