Grilled Granola

Have dessert grilling at your next cookout with this easy foil grilled granola- A simple gluten free and vegan ingredient list added together and baked in tin foil on the grill- It can also be made stovetop! 

Easy (and healthy!) Grilled Granola- Customisable + can be made stovetop! Vegan, GF + Allergy friendly! @thebigmansworld - thebigmansworld.com

Cookouts. Barbecues. Grilling. Picnics. 

These all happen in Australia. However, the atmosphere, smorgasbord and banter is much different on American ground. This will be the first time I’ll be attending a 4th of July cookout and I cannot be more excited. (Moreso to brag to my friends back home about it but still.)

Being my first (of hopefully many!) Fourth of July celebrations here in America, I wanted to create a recipe which encapsulated my perceptions of this festive day. That meant something fun, something hot off the grill, something with some red/white/blue and of course- Something delicious. For those of you who remember this post, know that when it comes to grilling, success and I don’t go hand in hand.

Heck, I pawn it off for others to do. 

Easy (and healthy!) Grilled Granola- Customisable + can be made stovetop! Vegan, GF + Allergy friendly! @thebigmansworld - thebigmansworld.com

The epic team at Char-Broil Grills sent me their TRU-Infrared™ Commercial Series 3 Burner Gas Grill which came at the perfect time- The week before my birthday! Ironically, some friends here had organised drinks and a bbq and voila- We had this grill to utilise. The Char-Broil grill really impressed me with the quality and taste of the food cooked on it- No meats or veggies were half done or charred on one side- It was all cooked evenly. 

We had the ability to gauge the temperature control depending on what we were making and how hungry we were- We firstly grilled basted wings, T-bone steaks, kabobs, Swordfish, tofu strips  and more! This grill was so epic, my friend even grilled Mac and Cheese 
Winning.

Readers may remember me sharing my lovely experience with the grill here, so let me preface this by saying I did NOT do the grilling of the meats or veggie kabobs here- I left it to my friends to do. Me? I had the task of dessert and took one better and made it on the grill- Tin Foil Grilled Granola style!

Easy (and healthy!) Grilled Granola- Customisable + can be made stovetop! Vegan, GF + Allergy friendly! @thebigmansworld - thebigmansworld.com

You guys, this is the BEST, quickest way to ever make granola which came out fresh, crispy and best of all- NOT burnt. I made the base plain because we had a fun little side dish station going to pimp up our granola! They key to keeping it crispy and subtly sweet is NOT to go overboard on the oils or added fats (if anyone wants to hear the chocolate version trialled of this, ask my friend’s neighbours. NOT COOL) and to spray the tin foil generously before adding the mixture. This granola is gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free and allergy friendly. It’s also kid approved, especially after putting it on ice cream. (Seriously, kids have the most genius minds)

For a delicious and lame quirky 4th of July spin, I chose freeze fried raspberries (red) and soft, dried blueberries (blue) as my mix ins. I also added shredded coconut chips but they were yellow. You win some, you love some. 

Easy (and healthy!) Grilled Granola- Customisable + can be made stovetop! Vegan, GF + Allergy friendly! @thebigmansworld - thebigmansworld.com

GRILL HACK BONUS- For those without a grill or who don’t want to use the tin foil method, this can definitely be made stovetop or (as one of my friends did over the Char-Broil grill) grilled foil-less on the plate itself. To do either of those methods, you will need to continuously stir it and grease it further.

Easy (and healthy!) Grilled Granola- Customisable + can be made stovetop! Vegan, GF + Allergy friendly! @thebigmansworld - thebigmansworld.com

Make this easy grilled granola and have dessert cooking with your entrees side by side. 

Twinning?

Grilled Granola

Have dessert grilling at your next cookout with this easy foil grilled granola- A simple gluten free and vegan ingredient list added together and baked in tin foil on the grill- It can also be made stovetop!
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Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld

Ingredients

  • 3 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup gluten free oat bran I like it for texture- Can sub for rolled oats
  • pinch cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 T oil of choice or butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup can sub for agave- I didn't try honey for those non vegan

Post grilling

  • Mix ins of choice- I went with freeze dried raspberries blueberries and shredded coconut for a 4th of July style theme!

Instructions

  • Coat a large sheet of tin foil generously with oil cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, oat bran, cinnamon, sea salt and mix well. Add the oil of choice (if using coconut, make sure it's melted) and maple syrup and stir until fully incorporated.
  • Lay the mixture in the centre part of the tin foil, preferably in a single layer, ensuring there is sufficient room to around the edges to wrap.
  • Place tin pouch directly on the grill on medium heat. If possible, stir every 3-4 minutes, or give it a shake (we tried both) and grill the granola for approximately 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from grill and be careful when opening pouch and give the granola another stir before allowing it to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, add in the mix ins of choice.

Notes

Please ensure your foil is well greased, otherwise you will find most of the granola sticking to it.
You may add nuts if you like to the mixture while grilling, but avoid any other mix ins as they burn through very easily.
Store granola in an airtight container.
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60 thoughts on “Grilled Granola

  1. This looks also-freaking-loutely delicious! Can totally see people meeting up with friends to Barbecue
    Guy 1: I brought baby ribs
    Guy 2: I got the chicken kabobs
    Guys 3: GRANOLA!!!
    A totally unexpected yet yummy treat for any BBQ!

  2. I love to grill PB&J sandwiches. They are so tasty! I associate fireworks with this holiday. It’s usually the only time I see them because they are illegal in NY

  3. First off, I’m so darn behind the times – I just thought you had been visiting and didn’t realize you were officially living in NYC – whoot! And look forward to hear what you think about 4th of July 🙂 Lastly -grilled granola brilliant!

  4. And now I’ve seen it all! Kudos to you for figuring out how to grill granola! You know that I love to grill, but I don’t think I have ever tried grilled granola. And the berries make this perfect for July 4th! (Which is the same as July 5th in your Aussie book, but it’s an excellent excuse to make delicious grilled food still…haha!) Bravo, mate! Love this recipe!

  5. Arman,
    I think the idea of grilling granola is pretty damn brilliant, my friend. I finally have a grill that is big enough for my pizza stone and gets hot enough to actually cook things (the Hand Test never really worked on the old grill). I am smitten with the grilling process–enough that I’m writing an ebook on how to grill a pizza. (I move too slowly for the standard methods to work well, so this will be a book for ponderous methodical people who want to enjoy pizza and keep their kitchen cool).
    I think it’s pretty darn clever of you to live in a country that shares the same flag color combo as so many other countries–makes the whole ‘red white and blue’ thing a multitasking recipe!
    Thanks!

  6. Grilled granola is such an awesome idea!! Love the berries (especially…THE BLUEBS!). We’re in need of a new grill – the one our landlord provded is down to one semi-working burner, haha.

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