Here is the problem with granola:
Every once in a while, you really want some granola. It’s the perfect topping for yogurt, smoothies, or ice cream, and sometimes you just want a bowl of crunchy goodness with milk and fruit.
But, whenever you buy granola (at least this is the case for me) you eat the whole box in one day. Whoever decided that a serving size of granola is 1/4 cup is a lunatic. My serving size is at least 2.5 cups.
The second problem is that if you actually do make homemade granola (which I do a lot because it’s so stinkin delicious- favorite recipe here) it takes almost 2 hours to make. I bake mine for about 1 hour 15 minutes, and when you add in the time to mix all the ingredients, clean up, and then lie on the couch for an hour with a stomach ache from eating too much… well it takes up your whole afternoon!
While I was mindless scrolling through Instagram one day, I saw someone make a video with a concept similar to this recipe (can’t remember who and I’m so sorry!!!). I couldn’t get the idea out of my mind. Could I really make one serving of granola in less than 5 minutes?
And the answer is- yes I can! And you can too!
Single serving granola made in 5 minutes
(This actually made 2 servings for me… but I ate them both in one day :-))
- 1/4 cup oats
- 2 TBS slivered almonds (can sub any other nuts)
- 1/2 TBS chia seeds
- 1/2 TBS flax seeds (can sub in any seeds you like)
- 3/4 TBS coconut oil
- 1 TBS maple syrup
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of salt
- Dried fruit of your choice. I used coconut flakes.
Add oats, almonds, chia seeds, and flax seeds to a small pan over medium heat.
Stir often until oats and nuts are warm and starting to brown, about 3-4 minutes.
Add coconut oil to pan and stir until melted and mixed through.
Add maple syrup and stir until mixed through.
Add cinnamon and salt and mix. Add in any dried fruit at the end.
Take off heat and let cool.
Enjoy delicious granola!