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December 16, 2008

SKILLET GRANOLA

Posted by Anais Dervaes

I've had a few inquiries about the stovetop, aka, skillet granola.  It's a little like eating toasted museli, which is supposedly better for you anyway.   I'm one for not cooking food too much - almost raw if we can. 

With Justin getting a wee bit bored with oatmeal and me with so little time in the morning lately we found this recipe very quick, easy, tasty too. Not that we are dissing oatmeal, we just needed a bit of a change.

Lucky for us we have a few jars of our own honey to sweeten the oats.  I don't put any nuts like the recipe calls for (trying to save money and also cut down on too many "unnessary" staples)   Dried fruit would be nice, but I canned or froze all ours this year.  Better luck next year.

Like I wrote before we have gone into "Depression Era Mode," as Farmer D likes to say, here on the urban homestead and trying to reduce our spending and save money.  We are eating very simple and homegrown meals with very few basic staples.

We've gone through many a hard times in the course of our self reliant journey.    Of course, there's is more each of us could do to save money.  Since we have been sorta busy these last few months some basic conservation practices have slipped through the cracks.  I for one am not a viligant as I used to be on a few aspects of my urban homestead life.  There's always room for improvements and getting back on "the horse" so to speak when in the course of time you have fallen off.

Anyhow, here's the skillet granola recipe.  Enjoy.

Care to share any of your "falling off the horse" experiences.  Was there things that you used to do in the past but are too busy to do any more.    What are your goals for 2009 (hmmm, good subject for another post)


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  1. Thanks! I appreciate the recipe. I'll be trying that one today!

  2. This sounds good and easy especially if you don't want to turn on the oven in the summertime. When you wrote earlier that you were cutting out granola, I felt so bad for you! (I love my granola in the morning!!). I have been playing around with my granola recipe to see how to cut out some ingredients and still have that toasty oats taste I love so well. Here is my recipe. You can leave out all the seeds and nuts, just add a little more oats, and it is just as good. I have also experimented using some peanut butter and that is delicious too!

  3. Thanks! I just inventoried my pantry and I have a lot of oats. I need to get the rest of my family eating them, since they don't share my love of hot oatmeal. Maybe granola will do the trick. Terry, I printed your recipe, too. I have sunflower seeds stored also.

  4. Thanks for the recipe. :) I really like the simplicity of of it. My family is getting tired of oatmeal too, so they'll definitely be thanking you also.

    The recipe you posted says to use a non=stick skillet. I see you are using a cast iron one (Great choice I must say) Do you have problems with much sticking this way? I'm not wanting to set off the smoke alarms before breakfast. :P

  5. This is great! made some last night and had it for breakfast this morning. For someone who does not have and oven (A kitchen for that matter!) it works great. I added sunflower seeds and cinnamon. Thanks!

  6. Your blog is wonderful. Keep up the good work.

  7. I never thought about making my own granola. Over the last almost year I have been making my own things from scratch. When I want to have granola I get bulk from my favorite, mostly natural grocery store. It is not cheap though.
    I love you site by the way. Very inspiring. Living in an apartment complex as I do, I feel so far away from nature which I prefer. I plan on growing some of my own veggies in pots next season. Hopefully I will get it right this time.

  8. Thanks for the recipe. We are also making it through some tough times. I'll be making this recipe in the morning, with some substitutions to keep it more local, pecans from my trees and sorghum from a place in KY.
    We keep y'all in our prayers. We're also going through rough times. I know we'll come out the other side stronger and more grounded.

  9. This tastes like the little honey sesame seed treats I enjoyed as a child. Some of my children liked it, some did not. I do! I multiplied the recipe by six, but used less sesame seeds than called for. After cooling the granola, I added in flax seeds. Flax should not be heated. I allowed the children to add whatever dried fruit they wanted to their bowl. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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