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5-Minute Frying Pan Granola

5- Minute frying pan granola

Are you in a rush but still craving a wholesome and delicious breakfast? Look no further! I’ve got a fantastic grain-free granola recipe that takes just 5 minutes to prepare, and you don’t even need an oven. This recipe is perfect for those following a grain-free or paleo diet, and it’s loaded with coconut, nuts, and seeds for a satisfying crunch.

I love a good granola and eat it with yogurt and fruit for breakfast, for some crunch over a salad or an afternoon pick me up snack with some papaya. I have only been disappointment with any granola I have bought accept the granola that Claudia from Salvation Cafe sells. It is so delicious!

So I really have always made my own, with a little effort. But this recipe is really the ultimate. It only takes 5 minutes and taste delicious and crunchy.

But double the recipe if you have a family because it won’t last.

5 Minute frying pan granola

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  1. Speedy Breakfast Solution: With just 5 minutes of your time, you can prepare a nutritious breakfast or snack. It is also great to meal prep on the weekend.
  2. Versatile and Customizable: Feel free to customize this granola with your favorite nuts, seeds, or sweeteners. Make it as unique as your taste buds desire!
  3. Grain-Free and Paleo-Friendly: If you’re following a grain-free or paleo diet, this recipe is a must-try. It’s packed with healthy fats and protein.
  4. Crunchy and Delicious: The combination of toasted coconut, nuts, and seeds provides a satisfying crunch that’s simply irresistible.5 Minute frying pan granola
5 Minute grain free granola

5-Minute Frying Pan Granola

  • Author: Ankie Niesing
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 500 1x


This recipe is perfect for those following a grain-free or paleo diet, and it’s loaded with coconut, nuts, and seeds for a satisfying crunch. And only takes 5 minutes to make in a frying pan.



  • 2 cups (100g) coconut flakes
  • 1 cup (150g) mixed nuts, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup (80g) pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (butter, olive oil and any nut butter could be used)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp honey or maple suryp


  1. Preheat Your Frying Pan: Start by heating a large frying pan over medium heat. Make sure it’s big enough to spread out the ingredients evenly.
  2. Dry Roast the Coconut Flakes: Add the coconut flakes to the dry, hot frying pan. Stir continuously for about 1-2 minutes until they turn golden brown. Be attentive as coconut can easily burn. Once done, transfer them to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Toast the Nuts and Seeds: In the same frying pan, add the mixed nuts and pumpkin seeds. Toast them for about 2-3 minutes until they become fragrant and slightly golden. Stir frequently to prevent burning. When ready, combine them with the toasted coconut flakes.
  4. Mix in the Wet Ingredients: Reduce the heat to low, and add the coconut oil, cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt and honey to the nut and seed mixture. Stir everything together until it’s well combined and coated. Stir until golden brown and caramelised.
  5. Cool and Store: Allow your grain-free granola to cool completely in the frying pan. It will stick to gether a little. But just break it up. Once cooled, transfer it to an airtight container or a glass jar. It will stay fresh for up to two weeks (if it lasts that long!).
  6. Serve and Enjoy: Spoon this delightful granola over yogurt, with milk, or even as a crunchy topping for your smoothie bowl. You can also add dried fruits, such as raisins or cranberries, for an extra burst of flavor.


Always be mindful when toasting nuts and coconut, as they can burn easily. Keep a close eye on them to achieve that perfect golden color without any burnt bits.

Other ingredient ideas, raisins, cranberries, chocolate chips, dates, hempseeds, chia seeds and buckwheat

Keywords: breakfast, healthy, quick, granola, delicous

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So there you have it—a quick and easy grain-free granola recipe that can be whipped up in a frying pan in just 5 minutes. Say goodbye to store-bought granola filled with preservatives and added sugars, and hello to a homemade, healthy breakfast option. Enjoy!

Give this recipe a try, and let me know if you loved it. Even better, tag me on social media. #wskrecipes

Happy cooking!



Ankie Niesing

Hi, I'm Ankie! Welcome to Wooden Spoon Kitchen, my pantry of life, love and health where we constantly stir laughter, learning, eating and cooking together!

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