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SKILLET granola. For those times when your yogurt cup is a little lonely and you don’t have 45 minutes to bake a tray of granola.
If I didn’t just use the term life-changing to describe my gluten-free, flour-free, vegan chocolate chip cookies, I probably would have used it here. But, I won’t. Flair for the dramatic is one of my strong suits but even I can’t call two things life-changing in the same week.
What’s right under life-changing? That’s this granola. I’ve always been a homemade granola fan. Always have, always will. It was one of the first recipes that I ever perfected as a home cook and something that I find myself baking almost every time I find a half-empty oat carton in the pantry. It’s fairly simple to make and 1/16th of the price that you’d find in a grocery store; imperative musts for DIYing this at home.
If you’ve been intimidated by making granola in the past- or seek immediate gratification- this granola is for you. Ready in just 10 minutes from start to finish, this is the granola your autumn morning has been waiting for.
I didn’t even know skillet granola was a thing until I tasted the Almond Board of California’s version at the Almond Orchard tour in August and then again at Blog Brulee earlier this month. Their Gluten Free Skillet Granola was one of those things that you know you need the recipe for after the first bite. Studded with candied ginger, toasted almonds, and orange zest, it was warm, comforting and flavorful.
Now that we are thisclose to the start of October, I’m pulling off the we-can’t-have-pumpkin-yet gloves and diving in head first. I need to feel ready for any season change, especially since I know I will be missing summer in a major way this year- if the impending winter storm doom warnings are anything to be trusted.
After scoring the Almond Board’s granola recipe, I decided to create a pumpkin version. Just like the original, this comes together in just 10 minutes and is the perfect thing to sprinkle on freshly baked apples, fruit salad, yogurt bowls, or eat by the fistfuls. I actually prefer to eat this like a cereal, covered with ice-cold almond milk.
However you decide to make it, just promise me you will. It will completely change the way you think about granola. It’s easy to make, pumpkin-inspired, warm, toasty, and ready in a flash.
If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking!Print
Granola made simple- and healthy! Skillet Pumpkin Granola- ready in just 10 minutes! Cook everything on the stove and enjoy. Vegan and Glutenfree.
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