Granola is delicious and makes a terrific breakfast or snack. I have loved granola since I was a kid, and going gluten put a wrench in my granola consumption. Finally, gluten-free options emerged, and I tried them all, and I could not find one I loved. I don’t want chia seeds, flax seeds, whole almonds, or similar in my granola, and it seemed like all the granola I tried had some combination of ingredients I didn’t like. The only answer was to make my own granola.
This recipe is easy and delicious and a great base for adding all the flavor YOU love. I LOVE raisins in my granola, and you’ll find them in this recipe. If you don’t like raising in your granola, leave them out or replace them with a different dried fruit. And if you love nuts and seeds in your granola, add those, too!
I use Bob’s Gluten-Free Oats, and any other certified GF oats will work. If you are not GF, use regular oats.
Make sure the oats are NOT quick-cooking oats.
Heating the honey, sugar, salt, and cinnamon really makes the recipe easier and more delicious but it will work if you do not.
If you are adding nuts or seeds, add them to the oats before you add the “sauce”
Nut options: almonds, pecans, walnuts, peanuts, hazelnuts
Seed options: flax, chia, pumpkin, sunflower.
If you are adding dried fruit, add them AFTER you the granola comes out of the oven.
Dried fruit options: craisins, blueberries, apples, apricots.
I used 1 cup of raisins, which is a lot, but I like a lot of raisins in my granola. Use ½ cup of dried fruit for a more moderate amount of fruit.
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Delicious and EASY Oats & Honey Homemade Granola with Raisins
- Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Add parchment paper to a sheet pan.
- Add the oats to a medium-sized bowl. If you are adding nuts, add them to the oats. Set aside.
- Measure and add sunflower oil, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, kosher salt, and cinnamon to a small saucepan. Heat at medium-low until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool for a couple of minutes.
- Add the "sauce" to the oats and fold with a spatula to combine.
- Transfer the oat mixture to the sheet pan and spread it out in one level layer.
- Bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes. Check the progress. It will not be toasty looking but will look like it has baked. If it looks toasty, it may have baked too long. Leave in the oven 10 more minutes if needed. I bake mine for 30 minutes.
- Once out of the oven, transfer to a bowl. Add the raisins or other dried fruit and gently combine. Let cool in the bowl for about 2 hours. Transfer to a container or plastic bag and store in the pantry for up to 2 weeks. Enjoy!