Instant Granola

Be sure that the melted butter covers the bottom of the cooking dish, and to spread out the granola mixture so that it doesn’t burn. You can increase the brown sugar to 3 tablespoons if desired.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. apple juice
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup almonds


  • Place the butter in a 1-quart microwave-safe casserole dish.
  • Heat the butter in the microwave on high heat for 15 seconds, or until it is melted.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the quick-cooking oats, vegetable oil, and brown sugar. Spoon the oat mixture into the dish, spreading it out evenly.
  • Microwave on high heat for 1 minute. Add the apple juice, dried cranberries, raisins, and almonds, stirring to mix thoroughly into the oats. Give the dish a quarter turn and microwave on high heat for 1 more minute. Heat an additional 30 seconds, if needed, until the granola is cooked. Be careful not to overcook the cranberries and raisins.