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Healthy Homemade Granola {Cinnamon Raisin}

Healthy Homemade Granola makes for a perfect snack or yogurt topper, and this cinnamon raisin-flavored mix will be a hit with the whole family.
5 from 11 votes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped pecans
  • 3/4 tsp fine grain salt (kosher or sea salt)
  • 2 TBSP ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil, you can substitute with olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup raisins

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine the oats, nuts, salt, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl; stir until thoroughly mixed.
  • Add the oil, maple syrup or honey, and vanilla. Stir again, until everything is evenly coated. Carefully dump the granola onto the parchment-covered pan. With a large wooden or silicone spoon, spread the mixture into an even layer.
  • Place baking sheet in the oven and bake until the oat mixture is lightly golden, about 20 to 25 minutes; stir halfway through.
    TIP: In order to get some good clumps and clusters, press the stirred granola down with your spatula to create a more even layer before returning it to the oven. Note that the granola will crisp up even more as it cools.
  • When done, remove the granola and let it cool. (Leave it undisturbed for at least 45 minutes.)
  • Once cool, top with raisins. Break the granola into pieces with your hands if you want those nice big clumps and clusters. If you don't want a cluster-y granola, simply stir it around with a spoon and break it apart as much as you can.

Notes

Storage
Keep the granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze it in a sealed freezer bag for up to 3 months. To defrost, simple set it on the counter for 5-10 minutes letting it come to room temp.