5 Minute Pumpkin Chia Coconut Granola Recipe
Granola in 5 minutes? YES! It’s possible. We love granola around here for breakfast, but many granola recipes that we love takes 1 hour, or takes a lot of ingredients we simply don’t have.
5 minute granola is a way to get your oats nice and crunchy, without the time in the oven. We simply use a skillet on top of the stove and cook it up!
We use granola:
- On yogurt
- On ice cream
- In milk
- In muffins
- Added to homemade bread
- Rolled on a banana!
- and just eaten with a spoon!
Right now, because it’s fall, we are adding some flavors to make it pumpkin! You’ll want to bookmark this nut-free pumpkin granola where we’ve added some chia seeds for a little extra protein and good fat.
First, we combine our dry ingredients. We used:
- 1 cup oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Second, in a skillet we combined:
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
We warmed that up until it was melted. Then added the dry ingredients to get toasted. For those asking, I did try this with coconut oil, but I didn’t feel like it ever got crispy. It stayed pretty soft. DELICIOUS, but not crunchy like you imagine granola being.
Then, we toasted and stirred the granola mixture for about 4 minutes, until it looked like it was getting browned and begin to toast.
Then, once toasty, spread the mixture out on a cookie sheet to cool and finish getting crispy.
Once cooled, mix in pumpkin seeds and coconut.
At this point, it’s delicious, just by itself. But we also like to mix some extra pumpkin with yogurt and make a parfait, or just a cereal bowl of granola.
These ones we layered granola, pumpkin, yogurt, pumpkin seeds, and coconut.
We also enjoy adding fresh fruit to our granola! Apple slices and peach slices are perfect.
- Mix rolled oats, chia seeds, and pumpkin pie spice together in a bowl.
- In a skillet on medium heat, melt together butter, maple syrup, and pumpkin puree.
- Once melted, add dry ingredients to the skillet. Toast over medium heat, stirring constantly for 4-5 minutes.
- Remove from skillet and spread in a single layer on a cookie sheet to cool.
- Once cooled, add coconut and pumpkin seeds.
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