5 minute, 5 ingredient= Low Glycemic and Tasty
Sometimes when I wake up I want to eat a really yummy breakfast. Being a busy mom and small business owner I never have as much time as I need. Quick Skillet Granola is fast, vegan, paleo and diabetic friendly. It tastes great!
High carbs, High sugar, no thanks!
I am always shopping around and often see high priced granola at the store. I don’t want to spend on a high carb load and refined sugar. Not fun, and not for my family.
A fast, crunchy snack
It is easy to make fibre rich, crunchy granola on a stove top. Quick Skillet Granola is as yummy as a hot cereal or, left to harden, makes a tasty, low carb snack that easily lasts all week. I make double as Quick Skillet Granola gets eaten up fast!
Two versions to try
Most commercial granolas use oatmeal and refined sweeteners. For my low glycemic, low carb version I use a choice of either oat groats or buckwheat groats. The oat groats can sometimes be hard to find, so I have included a buckwheat version.
Oat goats have a glycemic index (or g.i.) of 33 while buckwheat groats have a g.i. of 14. My daughter likes the oat groat version better because it has a neutral taste. If you are making Quick Skillet Granola for kids you can try using only the oat groats, sweetener and fruit. The other seeds may make it too textured for sensitive little ones. If you use the buckwheat remember that it has a strong taste. Pairing it with fruit offsets the flavour.
With Fruit or without
I make my Quick Skillet Granola two ways, cooked with the fruit and without. Using Strawberries, blueberries and other low glycemic fruit in the recipe gives this cereal a soft, hot breakfast feeling. The fruit version is best served with a nut milk, or coconut yoghurt and eaten immediately.
If you omit the fruit, the granola will become harder like a brittle. I keep mine in a glass mason jar and snack on it, or eat it for breakfast. A little bit goes a long way to quell cravings. Quick Skillet Granola is also a great car snack for kids or hungry parents. Keep some handy for those moment when your sugar gets low.
Quick Skillet Granola- Information about the ingredients:
Quick Skillet Granola- Low Glycemic
Quick Skillet Granola works for the morning and afternoon. A fast, low glycemic, vegan, breakfast choice that makes you feel special. Can be created as a hot breakfast, or used as a sugar stabilizing snack.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 5 min
- Total Time: 10 min
- Yield: 24 oz.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Breakfast
1 c. Organic buckwheat or oat groats
1/2 c . Flax seeds
1 c. Crushed walnuts
1 c. Chia seeds
1 c. Monk fruit granules
1 tbl. Vanilla ( I like bourbon vanilla)
1/2 c. coconut oil
Mix the dry ingredients. Place in a cast iron skillet. Turn up to a high heat, stirring constantly. After 30 seconds add your coconut oil. Stir until the monk fruit becomes liquid and the dry ingredients brown slightly. Turn off the heat. Add the vanilla, stir to combine. Spoon granola onto a piece of parchment paper. Allow to cool. It will harden into a brickle.
For hot breakfast version: When you add the coconut oil add in chopped strawberries, blueberries or your favourite low glycemic fruit. Stir until fruit is soft. Spoon mixture into a bowl. Add vanilla to taste. Cool for five minutes and add your favourite nut mylk. Enjoy
Quick Skillet Granola- Low Glycemic is a part of our June series “Brilliant Breakfast”. For more healthy, low glycemic breakfast ideas check out our posts Healthy Business Travel, Coco balls, and One a Day Juice.
Quick Skillet Granola- Low Glycemic first appeared on the blog L.S.Livewell. C. 2018 Lisa Shaub