Here's a bright idea from Jeannette of Everybody Likes Sandwiches. She was craving granola, but didn't have the time to whip up a batch. Besides it was really hot, and who wants to have the oven on for an hour? So she compromised with this tasty improvised recipe: Toasty oats! Instead of making a full-on batch of granola, she threw some oats together with brown sugar, coconut, and walnuts, and roasted them in the oven for just a few minutes. Then she topped the resulting toasty oats with yogurt and fresh berries, and dug in! So, in less than five minutes, she had a granola-esque breakfast.
We love this! It's like a cross between homemade granola and muesli. Next time we are craving granola, with none in the house, we are going to try this.