Raising the Bar Granola

I was walking home today and I wanted to buy granola at the farmer’s market since I had some yogurt in my fridge and nothing to go with it. Unfortunately my plan was ruined because I had no cash and was too lazy to go to the ATM. I couldn’t let my yogurt go uneaten so this granola recipe was born.

Raisin Almond Granola

  • 1.5 cups rolled oats
  • ¼ cup raw honey (I think any honey would do in this recipe)
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp natural creamy peanut butter
  • ½  cup almonds
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 325F. Whisk together the wet ingredients in one bowl and combine the dry ingredients in another. Add the dry to the wet ingredients and mix with your hands until every oat is coated with the honey mixture. Spread out on a sheet pan and bake for 15-20 minutes, making sure to periodically stir the granola around so the outer edges don’t burn. Once you take it out the over, don’t be worried if it’s not completely dry, it will crisp up as it cools.

This was honestly one of the easiest recipes I ever made; it came together in no time! I’m definitely going to make all my granola from scratch from now on. This granola recipe is also very versatile; you can use any combination of dried fruit and nuts that you want. It’s perfect for on top of Greek yogurt or as a snack all on it’s own. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Henry was not impressed my granola did not contain salmon...

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