Oatmeal raisin granola

Oatmeal raisin granola

Every now and then, I get a hankering for something sweet. Normally, a stuffed date or a piece of raw chocolate will do the trick. But about a month ago, it was more specific.  Nostalgia came over me and I was looking for the flavours of a good ol’ oatmeal raisin cookie.  As it turned out, I had been wanting to post a recipe video for granola for some time, so I decided to two-birds-one-stone-it, and whipped up some oatmeal raisin granola. The verdict? Super satisfying stuff.

In today’s video, I show you just how simple granola is to prepare. We’re talking 10 minutes to put it together (not kidding) and then a half hour or so in the oven. Plus, homemade granola keeps wonderfully in the freezer which means you can make a batch that will last you a while. Homemade granola is a worthy investment of your time, since you won’t want to go back to the boxed kind. Enjoy today’s video, give this recipe a try and let me know how it goes.

Happy cooking and healthy eating!


Oatmeal Raisin Granola



2 cups old fashioned rolled oats

2/3 cup pecans, roughly chopped

1/2 cup sliced almonds

3/4 cup sultana raisins

Pinch of coarse salt

3 tablespoons virgin coconut oil

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract




  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients: oats, pecans, almonds, raisins and salt.
  3. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt coconut oil, maple syrup until liquidy. Add cinnamon and vanilla extract and stir to combine.
  4. Pour the syrup over the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  5. Spread the granola mixture in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes for even browning. The granola is ready when it is toasted and golden brown.
  6. Cool and transfer to an airtight container.


Note: This recipe keeps in the pantry up to 1 week or up to 3 months in the freezer. Make a batch, freeze it and use it directly from the freezer for a satisfying snack, breakfast or sprinkled over yogurt.

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