Skillet Granola

Skillet granola is ready in under twenty minutes and perfect for those who love to get their granola on during the summer but don’t want to heat up the house with a hot oven.  skillet granola Today I’m excited to be featuring Avril from Baking and Creating with Avril. I’m surprising her today as part of the Secret Recipe Club.  Avril is an avid cooker and baker and enjoys crafting too. She has some amazing recipes on her site but today I’m featuring her skillet granola. skillet granola Today’s skillet granola is a fun and easy recipe for those who love to get their granola on but don’t want to heat up the house in the middle of the summer by using their oven. (I don’t blame you!) This granola is done and ready in under 20 minutes and tastes just as delicious as the baked version. skillet granola With the dog days of summer upon us and gardens overflowing I found these other great recipes from her site that I’m keeping on my list. Bookmark them for later in the summer–you will be glad you did! baking and creating with avril L-R: Cilantro Rice SaladFrench Rustic Tomato Tart, Zucchini Cornbread  And don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the page to see all of the other great recipes from today!

Skillet Granola


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups rolled oats (use old fashioned)
  • 1 cup silvered almonds or chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped dates or chopped dried apricots (any or all of these)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut


  1. In a skillet melt the butter over low heat. Stir in the honey or maple syrup, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon, stirring until combined.
  2. Add the oats to the skillet and stir until oats are coated in the butter and sugar mixture. Continue cooking the mixture over low heat for 10-15 minutes until oats are toasted and browned. Add the nuts the last five minutes of cooking to toast.
  3. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the raisins and dried fruit. Allow granola to cool for several minutes before serving.

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  1. Pinning! Excellent pick this month and a perfect post for summer. Maybe to top yogurt? Or really, better yet, ice cream!

  2. So much fun to discover that you had my blog this past month!! Skillet Granola is simply the BEST! And definitely a yummy recipe for the “dog days of summer” as no oven heat is required! 🙂

  3. i am definitely pinning this recipe! The idea of baking granola in our huge oven is a complete no-no for the Summer!

    great idea! Loved it!

  4. I have never tried skillet granola but it sounds like something I need to do!

  5. Love, love, love granola! What a great idea to cook in a skillet!

  6. I love that this doesn’t heat up your house with the oven! I had planned on making granola yesterday and never got around to it, so maybe instead, I’ll give this one a try. Great pick this month 🙂

  7. Ooooh… I would never think to make granola in a skillet but how fun! I love how quick it cooks!

  8. Yumm!! What a fun project – I have yet to make granola at home but every time I see it I wonder why that is! This looks like a great method to try out. Happy reveal day!

  9. This is perfect for the summer…Thanks for sharing it with us.

  10. What a great idea and what lovely photos Love the blue!

  11. Oh I love granola and I love making it. I haven’t used a skillet version though. I am intrigued. Great pick!!

  12. Love granola and this looks really easy to make! Great SRC pick!

  13. Wow, this is such an awesomely cool idea. I love making my own granola, but I agree it can be a bit unpleasant heating up the oven in the middle of summer. I never would have thought to do it in a skillet, but it’s absolutely brilliant and I will definitely be trying it.

  14. Such a great summer recipe! It would be a perfect addition to our parfaits.

  15. I’m a sucker for anything made in a skillet…pinned!

  16. This looks WONDERFUL and I love that you don’t have to heat up your kitchen/the oven for it. Perfect!

  17. I love this idea! Especially for summer, when I really don’t want to turn on the oven. So yummy!

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