Almond Raisin Granola

About a year ago, Beth inspired me to make granola and I’ve been whipping up different kinds of granolas ever since. This one is a simple, easy recipe that uses ingredients that I usually have in my pantry. If you haven’t made homemade granola before give it a try. You’ll be amazed how much better it is than granola you buy in the store.

I usually make a double batch and give one batch a way. It makes a great, healthy gift for a neighbor or a friend. If I’m baking a double batch I cook it for 10 minutes longer.

Almond Raisin Granola

Almond Raisin Granola


  • 4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup of flax seed meal (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


In a large bowl mix oats, brown sugar, almonds, raisins, flax seed meal, cinnamon, and salt.

In a microwave safe bowl heat canola oil and honey until warm, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract and cinnamon. Pour this mixture over the oat mixture and mix thoroughly until everything is completely coated.

Spread evenly on a parchment or silpat covered cookie sheet. Bake at 300º for about 20 minutes until slightly golden brown. Don’t stir during baking. Cool completely and break into pieces. Store in an air tight container.

Other granola recipes your might like:

Granola with Maple Syrup and Steel Cut Oats, Food Finery
Pumpkin Granola, Two Peas and Their Pod
My ‘Best’ Granola Recipe, Vintage Mixer
Macaroon Granola, How Sweet It Is
Tropical Granola, Barbara Bakes

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  1. sam says

    I gave this a try because it was simple & easy & it totally paid off. These bars are AMAZING ! thank you so much.

  2. says

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I just made a batch of this today, minus the raisins and flax meal, since I didn’t have any on hand. I love the clumps! It’s definitely the best granola I’ve ever made and I’ll be making it again! But next time I might need to do a double batch! 😛

  3. says

    Thank you Barbara for reminding me to make a batch or two of granola. I kije how yours clamp so nicely!! love granola all by itself, my guys like it like cereal with milk.

  4. says

    I’m not a granola-eater, but my daughter is, so I make it every time she comes home. I use Ina Garten’s recipe and keep the fruit separate from the dry and it keeps a really long time that way.
    This sounds like a good recipe….think I will add cinnamon to mine.

  5. says

    I love homemade granola but mine has never looked so compact and crunchy-like – it was always quite separate unlike yours which means I’m gonna try out your recipe – it looks like the one I’ve been looking for for ages :)

  6. says

    I just came across your site and am enjoying your posts, recipes, and drool-worthy photography. Looking forward to following your culinary journey! Thank you for sharing!

  7. says

    Hey!! I love it! Thanks so much for the shout out. Your granola looks soooooo good. I am going to have to make it for my daughter. She would adore it.

  8. says

    I agree with you Barbara. I wont buy the granola at the store. Homemade is too easy to make and it really is better then store bought, hands down!
    Looks like I have another recipe to try!

  9. says

    I love homemade granola! A couple of years ago, I found the recipe for the granola they serve at Sundance and have made that for a while, but it’s time for a change! Change is good!



  10. says

    I love homemade granola and have some pretty much everyday. I love trying new recipes and love how clumpy yours looks so I will make it soon! I love giving it away, too. Perfect homemade gift.

  11. says

    I have a love for all granola-type recipes and I really love that this one forms little clusters (those are my favorite)!

  12. says

    Homemade granola is a favorite of mine but I don’t make it nearly often enough…but I’m craving it now I’ll have to give this a try!