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Air Fryer Granola

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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.

Looking for more low carb recipes, see our complete list of low carb meals.

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!

Ingredients

  • Rolled oats
  • Brown sugar
  • Powdered sugar
  • Coconut Oil
  • Maple syrup
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Non-Stick cooking spray

Tools

  • 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.

FAQs

I would like to add apples or peaches to this recipe. Can I air fry the apples and peaches as well?

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.

Does the syrup stick to the fryer basket?

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.

Can I add non-stick cooking spray to the air fryer?

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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Yield: 10-12 servings

Air Fryer Granola

granola in jar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil- dry
  • 1 Sheet aluminum foil

Instructions

  1. Remove the air fryer basket from the base and place 1 sheet of aluminum foil on the bottom of the basket completely covering all sides.
  2. Insert air fryer basket, and preheat Air Fryer to 350 F for 10 minutes
  3. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until well blended.
  4. The mixture should be slightly moist to the touch once blended.
  5. Once Air Fryer has preheated, place wet granola mixture into the bottom of the basket smoothing it out until the basket is covered. Do not pack tightly.
  6. Cook granola mix on 350F for 3 minutes at a time until you reach 10 minutes. At every 3 minute mark, remove the basket from the base and stir the granola, unsticking it from aluminum foil if necessary.
  7. After 10 minutes are up, remove the granola from the basket onto a baking pan or large metal bowl to cool.
  8. Once the granola has cooled, toss lightly to loosen up crumbles and serve.

Notes

If you want crunchier granola, then cook and toss granola for an additional 6 minutes or until golden brown color.

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