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I don’t know about you, but I like to buy products that are versatile. You know, things that have multiple uses. Such as Quaker® Simply Granola. We can use this product for snacks, breakfast, yogurt toppings, in protein bars, baked into breads, cookies, muffins and more. Of course I use it in cooking as I’m sharing my recipe for Oats, Honey and Almond Granola Crusted Tilapia today!
We like to keep Quaker® Simply Granola around as something quick to eat and it’s perfect to give flavor and texture to other dishes. For a little variety, if you’re like me, you can switch things up and grab any of the Quaker® products to keep in your pantry for versatility. They all have a ton of different uses!
- Quaker® Real Medleys®
- Quaker® Oatmeal Squares
- Quaker® Simply Granola
- Quaker® Life
My husband sneaks in the pantry all the time. I’ve had to make a rule that when he uses the last of something he needs to tell me since I do most of the cooking and daily food prep. Nothing like going to the pantry for something you expect to be there only to find a nearly empty box. Hey, at least I know they like it.
We made a trip to Walmart to pick up our ingredients for dinner, including more Quaker® Simply Granola. I’m really enjoying the Oats, Honey and Almond variety.
First the granola needs to be prepared by using the blender to break it up. I prefer mine to be more powdered, but if you like it a little chunkier, that’s your call. Make this one your own! I use one cup of Quaker® Simply Granola in the Oats, Honey and Almond flavor.
Once blended to your desired consistency you’ll notice that it’s just a bit shy of one cup now. That’s okay, that’s how I used it and it was perfect. If you’d like a little more of the granola flavor in your finished product, you can add more in the blender.
This is what the granola looks like for the consistency I aim for.
Next add in the remaining breading ingredients: 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, 1 tsp dried dill, 1 tsp dried thyme, 2 tsp dried parsley, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp salt. I like to use a bigger dish like this pie plate when I do breading for fish because it gives more space to lay it down. I have an assembly line for breading the fish. It starts with a bowl of about 1/4 cup flour, another bowl with two eggs beaten, then the breading dish, and finally the non-stick skillet where I’ll be doing my cooking. Before we can cook, we need to prepare the fish. For this recipe I use four or five tilapia fillets. First step with the fish is to use a paper towel and dry off the fish.
Either before or after the drying of the fish, you can start to heat up your skillet to about medium heat. I always wait until after because I’m interrupted no less than ten times by kids needing help with toys, games, homework, or just wanting to tell me jokes. My kids are hilarious. So, when you’re ready heat up the skillet and melt about a half tbsp to a full tbsp of butter. Ok, I always use butter, but you could try it with olive oil or even spraying down the fish with an olive oil spray to use less. We are using a good non-stick skillet after all, and you just need something to moisten the breading so it cooks right. Although, I’ve only ever used the butter for this recipe, so it’s up to you if you’re feeling adventurous!
Now for the fun of the breading assembly line! First we dredge the tilapia in flour. If you’re not familiar with the term dredge, it just means to coat the fish in flour. I’m getting fancy in my cooking language today!
I know, I was a bit messy with that flour. I didn’t have room on my counter for three shallow dishes, so I used bowls for the flour and egg. My wider bowls were in the dishwasher, so I had to make do. We’re all good at improvising, right?
Anyway, fish is now coated in flour, next step is to dip it in an egg mixture. I use just eggs, but if you wanted to add a bit of milk or water to the mix to thin it out, you’re more than welcome to. I prefer just the eggs because it’s less ingredients and steps for me to work with since the kids are still asking me questions while I cook.
After the tilapia is completely coated with breading place it in the skillet and cook until done, flipping once during cooking. Every stovetop is different and thickness of the fillets vary, so cooking times are approximate. I had a little thicker fillet, so ours took about five minutes per side.
Also, if you have a bigger skillet, feel free to cook more than one fillet at a time. I can squeeze two fillets in this skillet at the same time, but I get more even cooking if I use just one since this is a smaller skillet. But it’s awesome! My favorite non-stick pan. How could i not use it!
The first time we had this in the past week I served it up with sliced tomatoes and a brown rice/wild rice mix. The next time we had it, we served it up with roasted sweet potatoes and peas. I gave the girls lemons to go with their fish. Lena decided to taste her lemon, then proceeded to squeeze it on her fish. Her face is fantastic!
Oats, Honey and Almond Granola Crusted Tilapia
- 4 or 5 tilapia fillets
- 1 cup Quaker® Simply Granola in the Oats, Honey and Almond flavor (processed to a finer consistency)
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp dried dill
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 eggs
- butter or oil for cooking
- Pat tilapia fillets dry with a paper towel. Heat skillet to medium heat.
- Place flour in one bowls. Beat eggs in another bowls. Mix granola, cheese and seasonings in a shallow dish.
- Melt about 1/2 tbsp of butter in skillet. Dredge tilapia fillet first in flour, then dip it in egg mixture, finally dredge in the granola breading.
- Cook breaded tilapia fillets for approximately 5 min per side or until done, flipping once during cooking.
- Serve with a squeeze of lemon if desired.
What is your favorite way to enjoy granola? Share it with us in the comments!