Cinnamon Raisin Granola

6 Jun 2014

Cinnamon Raisin Granola

Cinnamon Raisin Granola


I am slowly fazing out of being a morning person.

This is so weird because I usually have no problem at all waking up in the morning. I would jump out of bed at some ungodly early hour, and make a very delicious and elaborate breakfast. Just because I could!



Cinnamon Raisin Granola


But now I seem to wake up in some half asleep half delusional state where my dream has ended extremely abruptly, and the only way to save those dream-people is to go close my eyes. Which. of course, results in me sleeping for another hour.


Cinnamon Raisin Granola


So make ahead breakfast it is I guess. Which is also totally fine for me because granola = easy = love. And also super snackable. Which is the biggest plus in my books.




And I apologize for all the raisin haters out there. You can definitely substitute the raisins for any dried fruit of your choice. I have made virtually the same recipe but using dried apricot instead of raisins, and I can tell you, that is almost as good.

So for all the days you don't set an alarm, or sleep through your alarm, having some granola on hand is a great breakfast backup plan. Maybe sprinkle this over some yogurt or some vanilla chia seed pudding. Yum!


Cinnamon Raisin Granola



Cinnamon Raisin Granola
printable recipe


What you'll need:
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 300˚F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the honey, canola oik and vanilla. Pour in with the dry ingredients and mix until the oats are thoroughly coated.
  4. On a baking sheet, spread the mixture in a thin, even layer. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir together and add the raisins. Bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven, and let cool for around 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.




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15 comments:

  1. Mmmm cookie-flavoured granola, the best kind :)
    I hope you have a great weekend ahead! I totally know the hazy feeling in the morning, I have been the same this week actually... We're probably just adapting to the brighter weather, definitely not used to it! x

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  2. There are so few times in your life when you don't have to set an alarm. Take advantage of this time!

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  3. That sounds delicious! I love making homemade granola, I'll have to try this variation sometime.

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  4. Love your cookie flavored granola Cathleen. Enjoy sleeping in.

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  5. Oh I love granola! This looks just lovely!

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  6. You are the granola/cookie girl! And that last hour is always the best!

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  7. Mmm I love homemade granola :) This one looks delicious - love the cinnamon raisin combo - perfect breakfast to wake up to :)

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  8. Good morning, Granola Queen! Or is it Cookie Queen? Whatever, I have got to make some granola too. I'll just spoon it into my mouth without the milk LOL!

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  9. Omg, I totally know what you mean. I used to not have trouble waking up in the mornings at all. My alarm would ring for like 2 seconds and pop!, i`ll be up. Now, it rings, I wake up, all groggy. Hahah.

    I eat yogurt just to eat granola! Hehe

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  10. I am certainly not a morning person but this would get me up! looks fabulous!

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  11. As someone who is not intrinsically a morning person (yawn!) but has to be one to get breakfast for the kiddos and get everyone out the door early, early ... I can tell you that I'm definitely a fan of make-aheads! And you know I love, love healthy granola! Mmmmm ... this looks so delicious! :D

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  12. Cathleen, what lovely ingredients for that healthy morning granola - I love the smell emanating from the oven when granola is being prepared...

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