Cinnamon Vanilla Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

Easy step by step recipe instructions on how to make Stovetop Cinnamon Vanilla Granola!  Once you realize how easy this stovetop healthy homemade granola recipe is to make, you’ll never buy any low carb cereal in the store again!

Do you love granola or granola bars?

I know a boy who does. It’s my other half, Matthew. He loves it.

Last week Matthew became obsessed with granola again.  He goes through these spells of loving it.  There was a time last year where he was ready to have his midnight snack in bed and he realized he was out of granola.

Easy step by step recipe instructions on how to make Stovetop Cinnamon Vanilla Granola! Once you realize how easy it is to make, you'll never buy it in the store again!

What did he do? Did he pick to eat something else? No, he got on his bicycle and ran to the grocery store at midnight to buy more granola!

Talk about dedication.

So yesterday we ran out of granola again.  I went to the grocery store and I couldn’t get over the prices of it. Can someone explain why  granola is so expensive?  Seriously, $8 for 10 ounces?  That’s crazy!

Healthy Homemade Granola

Easy step by step recipe instructions on how to make Stovetop Cinnamon Vanilla Granola! Once you realize how easy it is to make, you'll never buy it in the store again!

So after I got over (or didn’t get over) my sticker shock, I decided to head back to my kitchen and make my own healthy homemade granola.  The benefits of making your own granola are that it’s much cheaper, you control the ingredients and you get to throw on your kitchen apron.

I love wearing my kitchen apron.  Total side note, but did you notice that as soon as you take your apron off in the kitchen, that’s when something splashes on you?  It always happens.

Ok back to the granola.  I wanted to make a quick healthy homemade granola.  So welcome Stovetop Granola in your life!

What do you need for this Stovetop Healthy Homemade Granola recipe?  First, you need a saucepan.  Now I have to show you the new love of my life.  Are you ready to swoon with me? Here it is!

Easy step by step recipe instructions on how to make Stovetop Cinnamon Vanilla Granola! Once you realize how easy it is to make, you'll never buy it in the store again!

 

OOOOH! AHH!

Look at the color on that beauty! It’s called “flame” because it sets my life on fire.

It’s my new Le Creuset Signature saucepan and I’m in love with it!

Matthew keeps asking if I have to take it to sleep at night and I’m like “duh”.  You know, it’s just me, Matthew, 4 cats and my Le Creuset tucked into our bed.  Talk about a happy family!

This saucepan pretty much makes cooking more fun due to the splash of color and how amazingly functional it is.  It keeps everything hot for so long.  Like my love for it.  Sorry guys, kinda crushing hard on this guy.  I think I should name him.  How about Mr. Love?

Easy step by step recipe instructions on how to make Stovetop Cinnamon Vanilla Granola! Once you realize how easy it is to make, you'll never buy it in the store again!

Now seriously back to the healthy homemade granola recipe (I promise).

Low Carb Cereal

Start by melting your ingredients in your saucepan in this healthy homemade granola recipe (pictured here inside Mr. Love).

Easy step by step recipe instructions on how to make Stovetop Cinnamon Vanilla Granola! Once you realize how easy it is to make, you'll never buy it in the store again!

Then add your quick oats and stir for around 5 minutes.  Make sure to get that wet mixture all over those oats in this healthy homemade granola recipe.
Easy step by step recipe instructions on how to make Stovetop Cinnamon Vanilla Granola! Once you realize how easy it is to make, you'll never buy it in the store again!

Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes or till you see the edges better a little brown.
Easy step by step recipe instructions on how to make Stovetop Cinnamon Vanilla Granola! Once you realize how easy it is to make, you'll never buy it in the store again!

BOOM! Look at this crispy granola!
Easy step by step recipe instructions on how to make Stovetop Cinnamon Vanilla Granola! Once you realize how easy it is to make, you'll never buy it in the store again!

I like to let mine cool for about 30 minutes and then break it up. And by breaking it up I mean to rip off large chunks and throw them directly into my mouth. If you’re looking for granola bars, you can cut them into rectangular pieces with a knife. I wanted to enjoy these as a low carb cereal in the mornings, so I went for crushing them.

I hope you like this Homemade Granola Recipe!  I keep mine stored in a mason jar for maximum freshness. 

Easy step by step recipe instructions on how to make Stovetop Cinnamon Vanilla Granola! Once you realize how easy it is to make, you'll never buy it in the store again!      

Enjoy!
Easy step by step recipe instructions on how to make Stovetop Cinnamon Vanilla Granola! Once you realize how easy it is to make, you'll never buy it in the store again!

If you are looking for granola bars recipes, do try my favorites:
Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
Rainbow Crunch Granola Bars

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Cinnamon Vanilla Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

Easy step by step recipe instructions on how to make Stovetop Cinnamon Vanilla Granola!  Once you realize how easy this stovetop healthy homemade granola recipe is to make, you’ll never buy any low carb cereal in the store again!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats

Instructions

  1. Add honey, brown sugar, vanilla, butter and cinnamon to saucepan over medium high heat until melted.
  2. Add oats and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour on cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes.
  4. Let cool for 30 minutes and then break up into granola bits.
  5. Store in a mason jar or plastic bag.

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