Homemade Peanut and Raisin Granola

Updated on May 3, 2018
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Victoria is a stay-at-home mom, author, blogger at Healthy at Home, and educator. She currently lives in Colorado with her family.

Homemade Peanut and Raisin Granola
Homemade Peanut and Raisin Granola
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We really love homemade granola in our house. It's extremely easy to make, can be tailored to your tastes, and is fun to eat. You can pour milk over the top of it, add it to yogurt and fruit for a fruit parfait, top it with some fresh fruit and honey for a nice quick fruit crumble, or just eat it as-is. By the way, it's great hot!

This particular version is for my husband and son. They are both big fans of peanuts and raisins. My son will eat just about everything, but this is his favorite flavor because it's his daddy's. I like to switch mine up with different kinds of nuts and dried fruit, and I especially like to add in a bunch of coconut.

Whatever way sounds good to you, this makes a quick and easy, healthful breakfast that takes almost no time at all to whip together. I try to make it in double or triple batches because you can easily store it in a closed container for a good long while and it just doesn't go bad. In fact, I made a bunch just before we moved to another state and it lasted for a few months. It's already crunchy, it's cooked and it's stored in a sealed container, so it really doesn't go bad.

If you need a quick breakfast or snack and want something better than all of the packaged stuff you find at the grocery store, this one is a real winner. I'll show you!

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 1 gallon sized container of granola

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons whole flax seed
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all of your dry ingredients.
  3. Then add in all of your wet ingredients, melting your honey and coconut oil together first.
  4. Mix well until all of your ingredients are evenly saturated.
  5. Spread the granola mixture out in a thin layer on both of your cookie sheets.
  6. Pop them into the oven for 30 minutes.
  7. At this point you have two choices. You can mix the granola halfway through if you'd like loose granola, or you can let the mixture sit undisturbed in the oven for 30 minutes.
  8. When you remove the granola from the oven, if you've chosen to mix the granola, pour it all into a large bowl and stir periodically until it's all dry for loose granola.
  9. If you've chosen not to disturb your granola, you can let it dry on the stovetop until brittle and then break it up into individual crunchy granola bars. I really like this option as well.
  10. Both versions will keep in a sealed container in the pantry for a long time.
  11. For this recipe, I chose to mix it up and keep it loose. I store it in tea pitchers in the pantry.
Step One: Add your oats to a large bowl.
Step One: Add your oats to a large bowl.
Step Two: Add in all other dry ingredients.
Step Two: Add in all other dry ingredients.
Step Three: Melt your coconut oil and honey together.
Step Three: Melt your coconut oil and honey together.
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Step Four: Add in all wet ingredients and mix well making sure all ingredients are evenly saturated.See how wet everything is??Step Five: Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.Step Six: Spread your granola in a thin layer across at least two cookie sheets.Step Seven: Pop them into the oven for 30 minutes. I switched the pans halfway through cooking.Step Eight: Take out of the oven and let cool just a little.Step Nine: Pour all of your granola into a large bowl and stir periodically until it completely dries.
Step Four: Add in all wet ingredients and mix well making sure all ingredients are evenly saturated.
Step Four: Add in all wet ingredients and mix well making sure all ingredients are evenly saturated.
See how wet everything is??
See how wet everything is??
Step Five: Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Step Five: Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Step Six: Spread your granola in a thin layer across at least two cookie sheets.
Step Six: Spread your granola in a thin layer across at least two cookie sheets.
Step Seven: Pop them into the oven for 30 minutes. I switched the pans halfway through cooking.
Step Seven: Pop them into the oven for 30 minutes. I switched the pans halfway through cooking.
Step Eight: Take out of the oven and let cool just a little.
Step Eight: Take out of the oven and let cool just a little.
Step Nine: Pour all of your granola into a large bowl and stir periodically until it completely dries.
Step Nine: Pour all of your granola into a large bowl and stir periodically until it completely dries.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 179
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Saturated fat 4 g20%
Unsaturated fat 5 g
Carbohydrates 34 g11%
Sugar 8 g
Fiber 6 g24%
Protein 5 g10%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 56 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Homemade Peanut and Raisin Granola
Homemade Peanut and Raisin Granola

With as versatile as this recipe is, you can really substitute any ingredients in for any you don't like. Would you prefer almonds instead? Switch them! Would you rather use pumpkin seeds and chia seeds instead of flax and sunflower? Do it! It's certainly not going to offend me if you modify this recipe to make it exactly what you want.

Keep in mind, the creation of this recipe was for my husband who didn't like the almonds and coconut flakes I was originally using. But I have made a variety of different flavors since, and they've all been wonderful. In fact, if you create something new and wonderful, shoot me a message and tell me about it. I'd love to give it a try myself.

Check out my profile for even more great quick breakfast and snack ideas for your family!

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        Victoria Van Ness 9 days ago from Fountain, CO

        definitely! This is something we always have available around here.

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        Leah Kennedy-Jangraw 2 weeks ago from Massachusetts

        This looks yummy. I love that you can either break it up or leave it to make bars. I always prefer to make my own of something, when I can, instead of buying the prepackaged version. Thanks for sharing!

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