The clumpiest, chunkiest granola EVER. But also….it’s kind of like a cereal bar? GranolaCerealBar?
This is my new favorite granola. Maybe my favorite granola, ever.
This granola started out like most of my granolas do: at yet another (failed) attempt at creating good savory granola. I adore Mediterra’s savory granola bars, especially their Walnut & Olive and Sun Dried Tomato & Basil. So freakin’ tasty. I always try to copy them and then I fail. Maybe I should just leave savory granola to the experts…..
On the other hand, every time I try to make savory granola, it doesn’t go well. I then follow these steps:
- try to convince myself that it’s good
- sample it again and regret it
- give up and just make a sweet granola
And those sweet granolas always lead to something awesome. Like this uber-chunky granola.
So, the clumpiness here is clearly fantastic. And they taste like a freakin cinnamon pecan bun. munch munch much.
ANDDDDDD this is the easiest, quickest, cheapest granola and the blog to date.
Since it’s so easy, you’ll find yourself making batch after batch without even thinking about it. I feel like that’s one of the essential qualities of any good snack. Uncomplicated, comforting, and undemanding.
And abidingly tasty.
prep time: 5 min/ cook time: 3 min/ sit time: 45 min
- 2 cups of toasted rice square ceral (like rice chex)
- 3/4 cup quick-cook oats
- 1/3 cup pecan pieces
- 2 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- a generous dash of salt*
- Place the rice squares, the quick oats, and the pecan pieces in a bowl and stir them up.
- In a small microwaveable container, place the maple syrup, the coconut oil, the brown sugar, the cinnamon, and the salt. Microwave until the coconut oil is melted, about 30 seconds to 1 minute, stirring every 15 seconds. Watch closely so it doesn't boil over.
- Pour the coconut oil-maple mix over the cereal mix and stir super well.
- Press the mix into a parchment lined 8 x 8 glass pan. Make sure that the quick cook oats are distributed evenly in the pan. This is key to the big chucks.
- Microwave in the pan for 2 minutes.
- Allow to sit 45 min before cutting.
- Using a gentle rocking motion, cut into 4 squares, and then cut each square into 2 triangles. You'll end up with mostly large chunks, a few smaller chucks, and some crumbles.
- Enjoy and serve with love
*for a salty-sweet granola, increase salt to 1/4 tsp