This is a “I feel like granola right now” recipe that makes a decent granola without much fuss.


  1. non-stick 10” frying pan
  2. rubber spatula


  1. 4 tablespoons of a fat (olive oil, butter, coconut oil, …)

    These all have different flavors. Any of them will do. I like coconut oil since it gives a light coconut taste and coconut oil is pretty good for you as a fat.

  2. 4 teaspoons of a sweetener (maple syrup, agave nectar, honey, …)

    Any of these would do. You might be able to use a solid sweetener like brown sugar. Molasses might be interesting.

    I live in Massachusetts, USA so maple syrup is easy to acquire and it gives it a darker flavor that I like.

  3. 1 cup of rolled oats

    It could be cut oats or whatever. The styling doesn’t matter so much.

  4. 1/2 cup of something something

    I like putting in hemp hearts and cashews that I break up while watching the oats brown. I also put in some cut dates. Other nice things: sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, shredded coconut, almond pieces, …


  1. Put the frying pan on the burner and turn it on high.

  2. Put the fat and the sweetener in the pan, let them melt and combine. I move it around a bit with the spatula so it doesn’t burn.

    This takes about a minute.

  3. Dump the oats in and mix it all up so that the oats absorb the fat and sweetener.

    Then try to flatten out the oats so they can brown evenly.

    This takes about a minute.

  4. Turn the burner down low and let the oats brown evenly. Stir periodically.

    Takes about eight to ten minutes depending. They should be noticeably browner, but don’t burn them.

  5. When they’re brown, then dump them out on a cookie sheet, spread them out and let them cool.

    It’s a small amount and the cookie sheet will dissipate the heat, so this takes

  6. Dump the mixture and the something something into a bowl and stir it up.

  7. Done!