Cherry Vanilla Nut Skillet Granola

Cherry Vanilla Nut Skillet Granola Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

After ending last week on a sweet note, I thought I should end this week on a healthy note. But don’t worry, this cherry vanilla nut skillet granola is still sweet and satisfying! Plus, it doesn’t require the oven. No more heating up the kitchen to make batches of granola. Just throw everything together on the stovetop and cook!

Cherry Vanilla Nut Skillet Granola - No oven needed!

Grab the largest skillet you have, throw together the ingredients, and make a batch while washing dishes, cleaning up the kitchen, or sitting and enjoying a cup of coffee! Okay, there is a little more work involved, but not much. You start by lightly toasting the nuts before adding the dry ingredients. Then you whisk together the wet ingredients and stir them in. All you have to do after that is give the mixture a stir every now and then to make sure nothing burns. It’s that simple.

Cherry Vanilla Nut Skillet Granola from A Kitchen Addiction

It’s harder to create those big chunks of granola that I love, but you still get a hearty granola filled with sweet cherries, subtle vanilla, crunchy nuts, and wholesome oats. If you don’t have cherries, any dried fruit would work well. We will definitely be exploring more varieties of skillet granola as the weather heats up!

Cherry Vanilla Nut Skillet Granola
Serves: about 5 cups
  • ½ C almonds, chopped
  • ½ C pecans, chopped
  • 2 C oats
  • ½ C oat or wheat bran
  • ⅓ C ground flaxseed
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ C honey
  • ¼ C water
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, I measured it solid and melted it before whisking into other ingredients
  • 1½ tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C dried tart cherries
  1. Place nuts in a large skillet. A skillet with high sides works best. Toast nuts over medium heat for 7-10 minutes or until nuts just start to turn light golden brown, they will toast more as granola cooks.
  2. Stir in oats, oat brean, flaxseed, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together honey, water, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
  4. Drizzle over nut mixture and stir until evenly coated.
  5. Cook for 35-45 minutes or until oats turn golden brown. Stir every 5 minutes or so. At 35 minutes, stir in dried cherries and cook for another couple of minutes, or until some of the oat mixture starts to stick to the cherries.
  6. Spread granola out on paper towels and allow to cool completely.
  7. Store in an airtight container.

 Cherry Vanilla Nut Skillet Granola Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

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  1. Jessica, this is my food love language. I want a huge scoop!

  2. I love that you can make granola in a skillet!! Life changing!

  3. this looks delicious! a great morning or afternoon snack

  4. What a great way to make granola! I’m always looking for new recipes to test out, so I’m definitely pinning this one for later! Love the cherries in there, too!

  5. Skillet granola?? Whoa! Mind blown.

  6. I love that this is made without an oven! I also love cherries…pinning!

  7. I absolutely love granola, but I haven’t made it yet. I think I’m going to have to rectify this with your gorgeous cherry vanilla nut granola. Totally perfect, and yay for skillet cooking.

  8. Ummm.. Homemade Granola in the summer without heating up the house, YES PLEASE! Love the cherry vanilla flava combo! Delicious!

  9. I never get tired of granola – and love an excuse to pull out my skillet!

  10. I’ve been meaning to make a big batch of granola for summer time parfaits! This one is perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I’m excited! I just got a skillet for my birthday and am looking for ideas on what to use it for! This granola looks super yummy, I will have to try!

  12. I LOVE that this is done all in a skillet!! I make granola all the time at home but never like this!

  13. Skillet granola sounds like an amazing idea! It’s definitely getting too hot out to use the oven too much.

  14. I love the sound of making granola on the stove top, especially during the summer! This sounds like such a great combination of flavors, too!

  15. This is such an awesome idea! I can’t wait to try it.

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