homemade granola recipe with raisins

[9 Feb 2013 | By | 5 Comments]

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My brother emailed me mid-breakfast to say: he and [my 7 year old niece] Lily were enjoying my homemade granola—and Lily would like the recipe. I had given all of my siblings a little stash of homemade goodies for Christmas, and my homemade granola was part of each gift. This versatile granola recipe with raisins is not only easy to make, but I venture to bet: better than any store-bought granola. For you, Lily Kate:

4 cups oats
1 1/2 cups sliced almonds

1/2 cup brown sugar

pinch salt

pinch cinnamon

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup oil

2 tsp vanilla

optional: raisins, dried cranberries/cherries/blueberries/apple

Oven to 300 degrees. In large bowl mix first five ingredients. In a small bowl, blend honey, oil and vanilla. Pour over dry ingredients and stir to blend. Spread in big pan and place in oven for 40 minutes. Stir occasionally. Keeps for a week sealed at room temp, or frozen up to 3 months.

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Note: I had the distinct pleasure of being one of California Raisin Marketing Board’s select Blog Ambassadors this year. I have been inserting raisins into recipes for the past few months—with great results. I have a new found affection for raisins, you could say (with Valentine’s Day coming and so forth): I heart raisins. And my family hearts this granola.

My other raisin recipes: raisin pumpkin bread, raisin-studded blue cheese coleslaw, rum raisin cookies and 5 raisins dessert recipes.

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  • Giacomo said (10 February 2013 at 7:19 am):

    It’s all about the quality of the ingredients – and the recipe too. This granola with a bit of fresh yogurt in the morning is my favorite breakfast treat. Thanks for sharing!

  • Donna Vander Griend said (10 February 2013 at 2:33 pm):

    I was about your age when I was making homemade granola for my family. I never included raisins, however. Good thing California has converted you!

  • Sally said (15 February 2013 at 11:02 am):

    Your granola recipe appears to be nearly identical to the one I use. I never add dried fruit to the granola. If I want fruit (dried or fresh), I add it when I’m eating. I usually eat it with yogurt.

  • Christie {Pepper Lynn} said (15 February 2013 at 2:04 pm):

    Great photos, Janelle! I’ve been experimenting with granola-making lately, too, so I’ll have to give this one a whirl. It’s so much more satisfying than regular ol’ cereal!

  • Debbie Steinberg Kuntz said (9 March 2013 at 11:41 am):

    Wow, this looks incredible and love that sugar is not over the top. Will probably try and add some flax seeds too. Thanks!