Almond Raisin Granola

(8 servings)

  • 3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 3/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 6 Tablespoons (packed) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons HOT water
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • vegetable or canola cooking spray
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Coat a large, rimmed baking sheet lightly with with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, toss oats with the almonds, coconut and sesame seeds.

In a small bowl, stir the the syrup, brown sugar, oil, cinnamon and salt together with the water until well blended.

Pour wet mixture over oat mixture and stir to combine.

Spread combined mixture evenly over the prepared baking sheet.

Stirring occasionally, bake 1 hour and 15 minutes or until evenly browned.

Remove from oven and allow to cool. Mix in the raisins.

Great with milk for morning cereal. Stores well for two weeks in an airtight container. It takes less than 90 minutes to make the whole thing and then you have fresh homemade cereal for the week.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank sweettooth for this recipe.

Recipe number 1840. Submitted 9/22/2006.