Cast Iron Skillet Granola
Updated: May 14
This recipe makes a single serving, perfect for when you want granola but do not feel like making a large batch. It is also extremely versatile. You can use whatever nuts, spices, dried fruits, sweetener, etc that you’re in the mood for. Feel free to double or triple, I usually eyeball the measurements.
1/4 cup oats of choice
1/4 cup nut of choice
Generous dash of cinnamon or cardamom or both
Generous dash of salt
2-4 TBSP sweetener of choice (honey, maple syrup, agave, date syrup)
Measurements are intuitive to your personal preference.
Heat a cast iron skillet on medium low.
Add nuts and toast until golden brown (about 5 minutes).
Once the nuts are fragrant add the oats. Stir frequently until golden brown (about 7-15 minutes). Don’t walk away and be careful not to burn them.
After the oats have turned golden brown shut off the heat, you will do the rest of the cooking with the residual heat of the pan.
Add cinnamon and salt, stir in until fragrant.
Add sweetener of choice and stir until all oats and nuts are coated.
More sweetener makes for more clusters, less sweetener makes a drier granola. Both are good just depends on your personal texture preference. Play around and try both until you find the consistency that you like.
Once the sweetener is incorporated transfer to a plate and allow to cook for 5-10 minutes.
Sprinkle more cinnamon and maldon on top of the granola while it cools.
Serve however you please.