Granola

Granola

Store-bought granola is often loaded with hidden sugar, which makes the homemade version all the more worth your time. Rolled oats are lightly coated in maple syrup and toasted to perfection alongside your favorite nuts and seeds and cranberries. Paired with yogurt or milk, this is one endlessly customizable recipe you won’t hit snooze on.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.

To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.

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Product Size

  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

7 mins

Free Time

to get in some bedtime reading

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (50g) rolled oats (not instant)
  • ¼ cup variety of nuts and seeds, such as pecans, sunflower seeds and/or pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, or honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries (optional)

Preparation

  1. Combine the oats, nuts and seeds, coconut oil, water, and maple syrup into the Anyday dish.
  2. Cook uncovered in the microwave at Power Level 6

    Certain foods cook best in the microwave at lower power levels. 

    Different microwaves have different settings. See your microwave manual (or look it up online) to learn how to change your microwave’s power level.

    For many microwaves: enter the cook time, press the “Power” (or “Power Level”) button, and select a number between 1-10. Other microwaves may require selecting the Power Level first, and then entering the cook time.

    Microwaves list power levels in different ways. Here’s a guide to help you adjust:

    PL 10 = 100% = High (default)

    PL 9 = 90% = High

    PL 8 = 80% = Med-High

    PL 7 = 70% = Med-High

    PL 6 = 60% = Medium

    PL 5 = 50% = Medium

    PL 4 = 40% = Med-Low

    PL 3 = 30% = Med-Low

    PL 2 = 20% = Low

    PL 1 = 10% = Low

    You will know if the power level has been successfully changed if you hear periodic changes in the microwave’s tone after it begins cooking.

    for 5 minutes, until the oats begin to lump together and are still slightly wet.
  3. Stir the granola and continue cooking uncovered at Power Level 6

    Certain foods cook best in the microwave at lower power levels. 

    Different microwaves have different settings. See your microwave manual (or look it up online) to learn how to change your microwave’s power level.

    For many microwaves: enter the cook time, press the “Power” (or “Power Level”) button, and select a number between 1-10. Other microwaves may require selecting the Power Level first, and then entering the cook time.

    Microwaves list power levels in different ways. Here’s a guide to help you adjust:

    PL 10 = 100% = High (default)

    PL 9 = 90% = High

    PL 8 = 80% = Med-High

    PL 7 = 70% = Med-High

    PL 6 = 60% = Medium

    PL 5 = 50% = Medium

    PL 4 = 40% = Med-Low

    PL 3 = 30% = Med-Low

    PL 2 = 20% = Low

    PL 1 = 10% = Low

    You will know if the power level has been successfully changed if you hear periodic changes in the microwave’s tone after it begins cooking.

    for 2 minutes. For even browning, stir again halfway through the cooking time.
  4. Toss in the cranberries. Transfer the mixture to a plate in an even layer to keep the granola crisp.
  5. Allow the granola to cool before enjoying right away or saving for later.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Enjoy over yogurt, with milk, or sprinkle over fresh fruit. 
  • Add chocolate chips once the granola cools for a trail mix treat.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.