Quick Stovetop Granola

This granola comes together in under 30 minutes, right on your stovetop. Store it in a Leakproof Glass Container to keep it fresh all week!


  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 2 cups (500 mL) old fashioned oats (do not use quick or instant)
  • ⅓ cup (75 mL) sweetened flaked coconut
  • ⅓ cup (75 mL) chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) honey, agave nectar, or maple pancake syrup
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) brown sugar
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup (75 mL) dried cherries


  1. Heat the oil in the 5-qt. (4.7-L) Brilliance Nonstick Saute Pan over medium heat for 3–5 minutes. Add the oats, coconut, and pecans; cook and stir for 4–6 minutes, or until the oats are golden brown. Move the mixture to a large sheet pan.

  2. Add the honey, sugar, and cinnamon to the pan; cook and stir for 1 minute, or until the mixture is bubbling and thickened.

  3. Return the oat mixture to the pan; cook for 1 minute, or until coated. Turn off the heat.

  4. Stir in the cherries. Transfer the mixture to a sheet pan and let it cool for 5–10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Store the granola in a large resealable plastic bag or container.


  • 14  servings of (¼ cup/60 mL) 

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 100, Total Fat 3.5 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 5 mg, Carbohydrate 18 g, Fiber 2 g, Sugars 8 g (includes 7 g added sugars), Protein 2 g

Cook's Tips:

Serve it as a breakfast cereal, snack, or topping for yogurt or fresh fruit. Or try a breakfast smoothie bowl topped with granola!


Change the flavor of your granola!

  • Try using coconut oil, olive oil, or butter in place of canola oil.
  • Instead of pecans, use almonds, cashews, walnuts, pepitas, or sunflower seeds.
  • Swap the dried cherries for your favorite dried fruit like raisins or cranberries.


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