My problem with making granola is that it is always a large batch, as well as taking quite a bit of time. A batch takes us almost a month to finish and towards the end, it deteriorates even just a little bit no matter how well it is stored.
The good news is that there is a easier, faster way to make granola, even if it is only for a single serving! And no preheating the oven
too! This is granola cooked on the stove top!
Toast 1/3 cup rolled oats, 3 tablespoons chopped cashews, and 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds in a wide, flat (nonstick) pan. Add 1/2 tablespoon each of canola oil and organic honey and toss until everything is coated. Stir occasionally until light brown, over low to medium heat (take care not to burn the mixture). Add 1 teaspoon wheat germ. Stir to mix completely. Remove from heat, transfer to a plate to cool. Add your preferred dried fruit mix.
I based my stovetop granola on the recipe found at http://food52.com/recipes/38602-stovetop-granola.