Healthier Cinnamon Raisin Granola

Healthier Cinnamon Raisin Granola
Healthier Cinnamon Raisin Granola

I made this granola, based on recipes from the cookbook Living More-with-Less (the classic world-inspired Mennonite cooking tome) for my work team. It has much less sugar and oil than most granolas, lots of healthy grains, and a hearty crunch. Nuts would add some additional protein, but I eat it over yogurt.

Healthier Cinnamon Raisin Granola

4 c. rolled oats
½ c. coconut
½ c. sesame seeds
½ c. wheat germ
¾ t. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ c. honey
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
8 oz. organic raisins.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Bring honey and oil to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat, add vanilla, and stir. Add the wet ingredients to the oats mixture and stir well. Spread on 2 large, greased baking pans with sides. Bake 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to prevent burning.
Add the raisins to the granola and toss until they are evenly distributed.

Store in a Tupperware or refrigerate in sealed Ziploc bags.


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Erin Gautsche cooking in and eating out, traveling and learning; curious and vegetarian.

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