Stovetop granola (Christmas version) makes your home smell like gingerbread cookie or the best Christmas cake ♥ This granola is one of the quickest to make: just 5 minutes and it’s done! Great for breakfast, as a crunchy topping or as a healthy treat!
How to make a Christmas version of stovetop granola?
Nuts and rolled oats
It all starts with rolled oats and nuts (or seeds). I always have a variety of nuts around, because I love the flavor and nutrition profile. I suggest pecans, walnuts and pistachio for a lovely Christmas flavor, but any nuts you like are perfect! You can add seeds too, but in my opinion a mix of nuts tastes better.
First I chopped the nuts and toasted them on a dry skillet together with the rolled oats. I let them toast for a minute or two in high heat, stirring frequently so that they don’t burn.
Then I added spices: gingerbread spice, cinnamon, cardamom and salt. This combo is what makes a good Christmas granola! Gingerbread spice is very similar to pumpkin spice, and it’s one of my favorite spice mixes. The brand I use contains: cinnamon, ginger, cloves and cardamom.
I mixed the spices together with the toasted nuts in low heat and as a last step I mixed in coconut oil and maple syrup. I let the granola toast for another few minutes. The granola is ready when it starts turning crispy and it smells incredible – like a cookie or cake!
All in all this takes about 5 minutes 🙂 I suggest leaving the granola on the skillet (removed from heat) to cool. When it’s cool enough, add it as a topping to yogurt, smoothies, porridge, pancakes, cakes. Or eat it with this dreamy Christmas parfait, which is the perfect quick vegan dessert for the holidays.
Stovetop granola (Christmas version)
- 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup chopped mixed nuts such as walnuts, pecans and pistachio
- 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
- 1 tsp gingerbread spice
- 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cups coconut oil
- 1/4 cups maple syrup
Toast chopped nuts and rolled oats on a hot skillet for about a minute. Add spices and salt, coconut oil and syrup. Mix thoroughly until all nuts and oats are coated. Let toast on the skillet medium-low heat for a few minutes or until granola gets crispy. Let cool and serve as a topping or eat as it is!
ps You can add dried fruits such as dried cranberries or raisins to your granola. Coconut or chocolate chips would be great too! I like to keep my granola plain so that it goes with many different foods.
To make the granola I’m using a high-quality beautiful cast iron skillet from Fiskars. This product was gifted to me by Fiskars and I’ve been using it for months now for all kinds of cooking. The skillet has a removable handle made from birch wood. You can use this skillet very easily for all kinds of stovetop and oven recipes. More information on the skillet here, in Finnish: Fiskars Norden cast iron skillet.