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Stove Top Granola



When little ones visit, you want a snack that keeps them going strong – without a sugar overload. That’s why we like this Stove Top Granola, brought to us by Healthy Hands Cooking, a South Carolina-based organization devoted to helping children eat more healthy food – and learn to prepare it as well! It’s a real success story, at least in part because of the vision of Jan Pinnington, the founder. A snack that’s ready when hunger strikes? Don’t be surprised when the adults in the house begin to grab a handful or two. Good and good for you? Perfect.


Yield varies


1-2 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 Tbsp. grass fed butter
1 Tbsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp. maple syrup
2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
A few dashes of cinnamon
A pinch of Kosher salt
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup dried fruit
Optional: 1 Tbsp. wheat germ or flax seed added to dry ingredients


1. Heat a large sauté pan over a medium heat and melt coconut oil, butter, vanilla and maple syrup.

2. In a large mixing bowl add in oats, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, salt & coconut. Gently toss until everything is well incorporated.

3. Pour into sauté pan and cook for 8-10 minutes, continuously stirring, until oats and nuts are toasty and golden brown.

4. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

5. Finish by stirring in dried fruit.

6. Store in an airtight container or small zip lock bags.

7. Enjoy!

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