Making homemade granola is fun and easy, and by using a little creativity your granola can be as wild or tame as your diet and taste buds desire. I realize that “homemade” can be a scary word – many of us imagine piles of dishes, smoke coming out of the oven and pizza delivery coming to the rescue. The word homemade has gotten a bad rap in recent years as the microwave-dinner/fast-food craze has taught us that our food needs to be cheap, cooked fast and eaten faster.
After cooking, baking and savoring over 30 honey recipes here, I’ve found that the key to good food is a combination of whole, quality ingredients and time to prepare, cook and enjoy. This honey granola recipe is a perfect example of investing time and ingredients to get an amazing snack. Spend some time this week with a good recipe, chew slowly, and share great food with good company.
Granola with Honey and Peanut Butter
Servings: 8 servings
Active time: 10 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup sunflower seed kernels (if salted, omit the salt in the recipe)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup peanut or vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
- 1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup Creamy Wildflower Honey
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup raisens
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Combine the oats, seeds, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine the oil, peanut butter, brown sugar, honey, vanilla, and salt (if using). Pour mixture over granola and stir until oats and seeds are fully coated.
- Spread gently in an ungreased 9×13 pan. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until granola is toasted, stirring gently every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in pan.
- Stir in raisins and store in an airtight container in a cool place for up to a month.