Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cinnamon Raisin Granola

Fairly simple and delicious homemade granola that costs a fraction of the price in stores!
Adapted from a recipe by lapuremama.

Servings: ~4 cups, 8-12 servings
Total time: 25 minutes


2 1/2 c rolled oats
1/4 c sunflower seeds
1/2 c shredded coconut
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
3 T vegetable oil
1/4 c plus 2 T honey plus a bit more for drizzling (or agave nectar to make it vegan)
1/4 c brown sugar, not packed down
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c raisins

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. It is important not to substitute wax paper as it will melt.

Combine the dry ingredients - oats, sunflower seeds, coconut, cinnamon and salt - in a large bowl.

Combine the wet ingredients - oil, honey/agave, brown sugar, and vanilla - in a smaller bowl.

Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until combined. Your hands might work best for this.

Evenly spread the granola onto the parchment-covered baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Use a spatula to flip the granola, paying special attention to move the outermost edges into the center.

Drizzle a bit more honey on top. Bake for 10 more minutes or until golden brown and toasted. Add the raisins and let cool completely before storage.

Golden brown after toasting
Raisins give a punch of sweetness

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