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Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Granola Recipe

How to make healthy, delicious granola in a few simple steps.

Let's make homemade granola! You will be pleasantly surprised by how simple granola is to make. It's a healthy snack and a great mix-in. Yogurt, salads, a bowl of fresh fruit, and even ice cream are all delicious with granola, and a nice way to get picky eaters to try it. Need a snack on the go for the busy summer months ahead? Granola stores very well in paper sandwich bags. I've recently been more conscious about the amount of plastic I use. I've been loving paper sandwich bags they work perfectly. I will link the ones I bought below. If you think about how many lunches and snacks are packed in plastic sandwich bags every day it makes sense to use paper. Every little bit helps when it comes to protecting our environment.

Paper/Snack bags

Health Benefits

Granola is a nutrient-dense food full of fiber and good fats The high fiber ingredients in granola like oats and flaxseed may help improve blood pressure, reduce cholesterol and improve gut health. Granola is a good source of vitamins and provides micronutrients like iron, folate, and zinc.

Flax Seed is a plant-based food that is high in omega-3 (a healthy fat), fiber, and antioxidants.

How to store homemade granola? Let the granola cool completely. Once cool, place the granola in an airtight container. Cereal storage containers work great, or small canisters. Granola does not need to be refrigerated. It is shelf-stable and will stay good for a month. Avoid putting granola n the refrigerator it's not necessary and will cause condensation.


1 ½ cup rolled oats

½ cup coconut flakes

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon flax or chia seeds (optional)

¼ honey or ¼ maple syrup

¼ cup melted coconut oil or olive oil

Dried fruit, nuts, and chocolate chips. Get creative and add anything you like.


In a mixing bowl combine rolled oats, coconut flakes, salt, cinnamon, and flaxseed.

Stir in honey, vanilla, and melted coconut oil. Mix well.

Spread granola mixture on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, stir and bake another 8-10 minutes until a light golden brown.

Let cool completely, granola will continue to crisp as it cools.

Add dried fruit, nuts, raisins, and even chocolate chips.

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Hello, my name is Wendy I live in upstate NY with my husband and four children. Now that my children are getting older I have some extra time to share my experiences, recipes, traditions and life tips.

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