Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Granola

This healthier granola recipe is not only delicious and easy to make, but it is also super customizable! It’s a fun way to get creative and there’s really no way to go wrong.

This recipe has now become part of my weekly routine, but I rarely make it the same as the time before. I switch it up depending on my preference that day and the nuts and fruit we have on hand. This granola can be eaten as a topping on yogurt, like cereal with some milk, or by the handful as a tasty snack.

Health Benefits:

  • Oats are a great source of both carbohydrates and fiber, meaning they provide you with energy and promote digestive health.
  • Nuts not only are a plant-based protein, but they are also a healthy fat that provides long-lasting energy and many other health benefits (like reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol and aiding in hormone balance).

Easy Substitutions & Additions

  • Use any combination of nuts that work for you: walnuts, pecans, almonds, peanuts, etc.
  • Replace raisins with cranberries or coconut flakes
  • Substitute honey with real maple syrup (I might be biased but I think this is best with local honey- especially when it’s from your dad)
  • Add flax seed for some added fiber benefits
  • Add pumpkin, sunflower or any other seeds for added flavor and healthy fat
  • Get creative with your spices (I sometimes like to add in a sprinkle of nutmeg to this recipe)

Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Granola

This tasty homemade granola recipe is easy to make, healthy and totally customizable!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup nuts (1/2 walnuts & 1/2 almonds)
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit (raisins)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F and grease a baking sheet, preferably rimmed
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, nuts, dried fruit, cinnamon and salt
  3. In a small bowl, mix together melted coconut oil, honey and vanilla
  4. Pour wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until all is evenly combined and moist
  5. Pour onto greased baking sheet and spread evenly
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, then take it out and mix it up with a spoon so it can be cooked on both sides, return to oven and bake for another 15 minutes
  7. Let cool completely before removing from baking sheet and storing in an airtight container

If you try this recipe, I hope you enjoy it and if you have any questions, comments or feedback for me I would love to hear it! If you chose to customize your homemade granola, let me know what you used in the comments!

Brit

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