Stovetop Granola with Goji Berries is a simple, toasted granola made on the stovetop with tart goji berries and crunchy cashews.
I realize the internet is chock full of granola recipes these days, so it's for purely selfish reasons that I am adding this to the list. This blog is where I come when I can't decide what to make for a quick weeknight dinner, or for a brunch with friends, or for, in this case, a ready-made breakfast for the week ahead. And I simply don't want to forget. Because this granola is made on the stovetop it takes a bit more active time than baking it in the oven, but the rewards are well worth the effort. As it turns out, stovetop granola is more dependably toasty and has more buttery nutty flavor than any version I've made before.
The recipe came to me through the Secret Recipe Club which always gives me a jolt of new ideas and reminds me just how many enthusiastic, talented bloggers I still have to discover. This stovetop granola is originally from Baking and Creating with Avril who deemed this to be the Easiest Granola Ever which, of course, caught my eye. Avril's love of cooking and baking shines through in her sweet blog dedicated to family-friendly dishes and great ideas for treats, including these Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons that came in a close second to the granola in my cooking plans over the weekend.
Granola is endlessly adaptable, but the inspiration for this combination is from brunch I had at Rocket Coffeebar a couple weeks ago. Their version also used tart goji berries and earthy flax seeds - a combination I will definitely return to again.
More Granola Recipes
- Pumpkin Spice Granola
- Slow Cooker Granola
- Nutella Granola
- Chai Spice Granola with Almonds and Coconut
- Cranberry Pecan Granola
- Oat, Cashew, and Chocolate Granola Bars
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Stovetop Granola with Goji Berries
- Large Skillet
- Parchment Paper
- 3 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
- ½ cup Chopped Cashews
- 1 cup Rolled Oats
- 2 tablespoon Flax Seeds
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- ½ cup Goji Berries
- In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add chopped cashews, rolled oats, and flax seeds. Cook, stirring frequently, until oats are lightly toasted, about 10 minutes. Add honey and salt and stir until evenly coated. Continue cooking until golden brown and crisp, 2-4 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in goji berries. Spread granola on parchment paper and leave at room temperature until cool.
- Once cool, granola can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for a week.
And while the granola was cooking, these two were getting into all sorts of trouble.
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Oh yes. This looks like the perfect healthy breakfast! Yum!
I'd love to give this granola a try! I've never heard of cooking granola on the stove. My recipe involves a lot of baking and stirring, but it would be nice not to have to worry about stirring it every few minutes. Wonder if I can find goji berries around here. The granola recipe looks great and would probably be really nice with raisins or dried cherries, but the goji berries intrigue me.
My usual recipes involve so much baking and stirring too, Anna - this one is a lot more fun and leaves less room for error. I'm always grabbing my granola out of the oven the moment before it gets too dark! This way it's harder to forget about it. 😉 Thanks again for the shout-out on your blog this month!
Claire @ Claire K Creations
Oh stop it they are so cute! Just one is adorable but two of them.... cuteness overload! The granola looks delicious and the photos are beautiful.
Hooray! I love that you chose to make my granola! It's truly a lovely recipe.....you did a beautiful job. Gorgeous babies too!! 🙂 Happy SRC Reveal Day to you! 🙂
Thanks so much for the inspiration, Avril! I had a blast exploring your blog and all your beautiful recipes!
Looks so good! Watch out......she is headed for the remote 😉
They are DESPERATE to get the remote these days!!!!!
Nice idea to do granola on the stovetop! I love flax seeds in granola but I haven't tried goji berries...they're really pretty! I will have to look for them at the store.
Goji berries are worth trying, Sara - they have this nice tart flavor and are crisp when they're dried - I need to try other ways to use them!
Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner?
That is so good looking granola. What a wonderful pick for the SRC this month. Happy to be part of group A with you 🙂
Wow - what a gorgeous sounding recipe - I'm always on the hunt for breakfast ideas and this sounds perfect. Your photos are just stunning too!
Thanks so much, Leigh - that means a lot coming from you - your photography is always gorgeous!
How do you get anything done with those darling faces looking at you? Those girls are so adorable! I have never made stove top granola and love the idea! This looks delicious. 🙂
Lol- it's true Marcie, there is some definite distraction going on with my girls around. I'm trying to train them to be kitchen assistants early though, so they can get in on the fun. 😉
I'm so intrigued by this! I love homemade granola but have never done it only on the stove! Looks wonderful!
I've never had goji berries before - actually not sure I know where to get them. Great SRC post!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
I don't think I can ever have enough granola recipes personally! I love the fact that it is so adaptable too. This sounds like an awesome flavour 😀
I never thought to try cooking granola on the stove. I will have to try that soon.
Your girls are Adorable with a Capital A!!
Adding goji berries to my shopping list - hope I can find them.
Katie (The Muffin Myth)
Stovetop granola, eh? This is completely new to me! Your previous granola recipe (the one with powdered milk) is one of my favourites, so I'll have to give this new version a go for comparison's sake.
The little ones are absolutely gorgeous .... I've gotta say, this stove top granola sounds interesting. I've only ever baked mine, can't wait to try this method.