Yogurt is one of my favorite E breakfasts before working out. On Mondays particularly, because those are my HIIT days and I need lots of energy from carbs.
This morning struck me a little funny, and I had a huge craving to put something crunchy on my yogurt. I don’t keep prepared granola in the house, because it’s all sugar or honey (which THM doesn’t allow). However, I did have the fixin’s for granola! And since we’re in September, I threw a little pumpkin twist on it.
Skillet Pumpkin Spice Granola (THM E)
Single serving over almond milk or multiple servings
- 1 c rolled oats
- 4 packets Truvia, or Gentle sweet equivalent to 1 heaping tablespoon
- dash of vanilla
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 Tsp chia seeds
- coconut oil spray
Spray a small skillet lightly with coconut oil over medium-low heat. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and toss with your hands. Add them to the skillet in a thin layer and toast.
Keep stirring frequently, keeping the granola in a thin layer so that it keeps browning. After about 5-7 minutes, remove the skillet from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes for it to crisp.
Serve over yogurt, as a single serving of cereal, or over fruit.
The chia seeds add a lot of great texture to this. They bond with the sweetener and oil to form these little “crunchies” in the granola that give a nut-like texture.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature.