Whether you're crumbling it on top of yogurt or blending with cashew or almond milk, our maple syrup Air Fryer Granola recipe is a quick & healthy must-try breakfast option!
Who else needs another reason to pull out the rolled oats? With approximately 15 grams of protein, rich in fiber, and packed with ample amounts of Vitamin B1, oats are a popular staple for health-conscious households.
And it's clear to see why! Favorited as a yogurt topping, warm oatmeal, or as a base for an overnight fruit oat jar, rolled oats have made their mark as one of the most versatile food options around.
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Now, we introduce the air fryer as an additional alternative.
On the first attempt, this air fryer granola dazzled!
The smell was heavenly and the first bite was just as delightful!
Table of contents
- Rolled oats
- Brown sugar
- Powdered sugar
- Coconut Oil
- Maple syrup
- Non-Stick cooking spray
- Air Fryer
- Aluminum foil
- 2 Large metal bowls
- Wooden Spatula or large serving spoon
What we like about Air Fryer Granola
- Extremely quick alternative to oven baked granola.
- Easy to prep and clean up afterwards.
- Can be adjusted to add nuts, raisins, cranberries etc.
How To Make Air Fryer Granola
Preheat Air Fryer to 350 F for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until well blended.
Place wet granola mixture into the bottom of the air fryer basket, smoothing it out until basket is covered. Cook granola mix on 350F for 3 minutes at a time until you reach 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes are up, remove the granola from the basket onto a baking pan or large metal bowl to cool.
The crispness of the fried oats infused with hints of maple syrup and sugared cinnamon amazed me! I truly didn't believe it would beat the oven version without a lot of tweaking- but it did. Tenfold!
Does this recipe work with pre-baked oats as well?
This is tricky and the answer is, it depends. You can air fry pre-baked oats for air fryer granola, but depending on how pre-baked they might not retain as much flavoring. Still, it's worth a try! Just be sure to add in a bit more sugar and syrup to the mix so that it retains the flavoring. Also, we would suggest breaking up the pre-baked chunks as much as possible and frying it a bit longer to get that 'crisp' texture.
Yes! As a rule of thumb, make sure that you cut the fruit into small chunks or thin slices and continuously monitor it while frying.
We suggest that you place aluminum foil on the bottom of the fryer basket and crinkle up all sides so that the juices don't flow out for easier clean-up afterward.
Yes, you can! We suggest that you spray the non-stick on the aluminum foil covering before placing it into the air fryer for the best results.
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