Microwave Granola

Microwave Granola

(6 servings)    Printable Version
  • 2/3 cup chopped nuts (walnuts and almonds work great together or alone)
2 and 1/4 cups Old Fashioned or Quick-Cooking oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup raisins (or other dried fruit)
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ - optional
Place nuts in a microwave-safe baking dish (I used an 8x8 Pyrex baking pan) and microwave them on high for a 1 minute and 20 seconds. Remove baking dish from microwave.

(This is a surprisingly easy and effective way to toast nuts. Depending on your microwave, you may want to check them after 50 seconds to make sure your nuts don't burn (no joke implied)).

Microwave Granola
Stir the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and wheat germ (if using) into the baking pan. Drizzle with honey. Stir until everything is sticky and well combined.

Transfer half of this mixture to bowl and set aside.

Microwave mixture in the baking pan for a total of 4 minutes - stirring after every minute.

(When stirring the granola, pat the mixture into the pan with the back of a spoon and then stir. This will help create a few clusters of granola.)

Transfer cooked granola to a plate or a flat pan to cool.

Repeat cooking instructions for the mixture that you set aside.

Add the second batch of cooked granola to the first and stir in dried fruit.

Allow granola to cool completely before eating or storing. Stored granola will keep for 5 days in an airtight container.

(Definitely let this granola cool before serving. Unlike similar oven recipes, this granola needs to set before it feels crisp.)

Microwave Granola

Microwave Granola

Yes it's true! You can make granola in the microwave and it's great. Give it a try.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Microwave Granola?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 3 votes.

From grandma15
Rating (out of 5):  

Have made this several times and love the taste, the crunchiness and the fact that it has no oil or butter. Wonderful recipe.

Comment submitted: 9/7/2019 (#20848)

From Jill
Rating (out of 5):  

I thought it worked great, but I had to only do 30 seconds the last time or it burns. I guess different microwaves have different strengths.

Comment submitted: 3/10/2015 (#19317)

From Petit Dejeuner
Rating (out of 5):  

Works quite well. Great for making granola when you are pressed for time!

Comment submitted: 10/14/2010 (#11386)

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