Ten minute stove-top granola is a live-saver to the girl who often forgets that she put a recipe into a hot oven. And while this kind of quick granola recipe can easily be found in any of the four corners of the wind, I'm not sure I've yet seen a version that incorporates hawaij: the floral, cardamom-centrico Yemeni spice mix that will change your idea of what a spice can be. Ever since making up a jar of hawaij spice a la Molly Yeh for use in hawaij hot chocolate, I've found uses for the stuff. From roasted cauliflower to apple crisp to this granola, I've found myself adding hawaij to anything and everything. It was only natural that it would one day wriggle its way into my breakfast plans. This granola is hearty, free from refined sugars, and packed with extra protein from the pumpkin seeds and extra flavor from the shaved coconut and sesame seeds. What better way to start my morning than something stupidly easy? I blent some frozen strawberries into plain, whole milk yogurt for a sweet/tart base and added the granola on top. A whole lot more granola than made it into the photo. Because I believe you can never have enough good, chunky, sticks-together-through-it-all granola. Can I get an amen?
10-Minute Hawaij Spice Granola
makes about two cups
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1 Tbs. black or white sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon hawaij spice
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 Tbs. coconut oil
3 Tbs. honey
- In a large, dry skillet over medium high, mix oats, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds until golden brown and fragrant, about four minutes.
- Add oil, honey, hawaij spice, vanilla, and salt and stir constantly for another minute or two. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely on a sheet of parchment paper before cracking apart. When cooled, store in an airtight container.
Happy breakfasting, friends! I know it's easy to either skip breakfast or to go for something ridiculously non-nourishing (looking at you, yesterday's ice cream cone) but your day will definitely be all the better for having taken five minutes for a proper breakfast. Cross my heart.