No-Stir Toaster Oven Granola. Save some money and make this chunky granola in your toaster oven. Refined sugar-free and filled with rolled oats, chopped pecans, pumpkin seeds, flaked coconut and dried cranberries!
Do you like your granola lightly sweetened with a blend of clusters and flakes? Then you will love this recipe and best of all like the name says there’s no hanging around the kitchen stirring this No-Stir Toaster Oven Granola.
I’ve mentioned before our love of both eating and talking about food but big surprise we’re also huge fans of watching people cook food. One of our favorite shows is America’s Test Kitchen or ATK.
In less than 30 minutes you get the occasional kitchen tool review, learn about the science of cooking/baking and watch the curmudgeonly yet likeable host Christopher Kimball taste test products trying to pick out the audience’s top choice.
Recently we watched an episode from Season 14 on Amazon (another reason we love Amazon Prime) where they made Granola. As a chronic snacker Tim gets on kicks where he’s a wee-bit obsessed with having a particular snack on hand. Previously it’s been graham crackers, edamame and most recently granola.
Given the title of the post you already know where this is headed…he immediately decided we needed to make their granola. Since we already owned America’s Test Kitchen The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook I skimmed it to see if they had included a small batch recipe for the one we had seen. Of course they did!
It comes together in less than 10 minutes and cooks in about 30 minutes all with no stirring. The only drawback is waiting an hour for it to cool before breaking it into big and little clusters, stirring in the dried fruit and tossing everything into a well-sealed jar.
Like these Blackberry Cupcake Muffins adapted from another ATK recipe we made an effort to use less sugar. We always try to start with the amount in the recipe and then see how low we can go before the sugar is missed. This technique worked great for our indulgent but not ridiculously sugary Toaster Oven Double Chocolate Cookies.
America’s Test Kitchen promises the best tasting recipe – no caveats.
At Toaster Oven Love our goals are to bring you:
- The best tasting recipe
- With less sugar
- That will easily fit in your toaster oven.
This recipe is all of those things + it’s super yummy.
You’ll need to line your pan with parchment for this recipe. You will see parchment used in the photos, we no longer use parchment in our toaster oven as it can be a potential fire hazard. If you want to line your pan with parchment instead of oiling it check your parchment paper box to see if it is safe to use in your toaster oven. If it is not, use a lightly greased pan instead.
We hope you enjoy this slightly healthier recipe for No-Stir Toaster Oven Granola!
Nutritional Information is an estimate for 2 ounces (about 1/2 cup).
Recipe adapted from the America’s Test Kitchen The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook – Almond Granola with Dried Fruit recipe.
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