Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Granola.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Granola by sallysbakingaddiction.com

This granola was the first  homemade granola I ever made some years ago.  I took all of my favorite things from the pantry, mixed it up into a bowl and toasted it in the oven.

You’ve got peanut butter, oats, peanuts, raisins, cinnamon and chocolate.  I partially underbake it each time (about 30 minutes at a low temperature) so the clusters aren’t rock hard.  Chewy with a tiny bit of crisp.  Exactly how I love my oatmeal raisin cookies. :)

The best part about this granola is that there are no refined sugars, added oils, or butter.  Rather, it is sweetened with raisins, honey, and semi-sweet chocolate chips.   I don’t use too many chocolate chips because I feel it overpowers the cinnamon raisin taste.

As long as you stick with the nut butter/honey/raisin/oat ratio, you can pretty much add in any mix-ins you’d like. I’ve used honey roasted peanuts and dark chocolate chips before.  Almond butter or homemade honey roasted peanut butter are nice substitutes for the peanut butter.

Sometimes, I throw in Raisinets too.

I love taking granola with me to work; brain fuel keeps me focused from 9-5!  We take it with us on hikes, munch on it before a run, and even eat it for dessert. It’s Kevin’s favorite granola recipe by far.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Granola by sallysbakingaddiction.com

A lightened-up spoonable oatmeal raisin cookie for breakfast.  Oh yes.

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Granola

Gluten free if using certified gluten free oats.

Yield: About 3.5 cups

Ingredients:

2 and 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup salted peanuts (or honey-roasted peanuts)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2/3 cup honey
2/3 cup peanut butter (or almond butter or homemade honey roasted peanut butter)
1 cup raisins (or Raisinets)
1/4 cup chocolate chips (or more, depends how chocolate-y you want it)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together oats, peanuts, and cinnamon. Set aside.

In a small bowl, melt peanut butter and honey together on high for about 30 seconds in the microwave. Stir and continue to melt until completely smooth and combined. You want it to be fairly runny. Add more honey to thin it out, if needed OR add more peanut butter if mixture is too thin.

Pour melted peanut butter/honey over dry ingredients. Mix well until all oats are moistened. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir. Return granola to the oven and bake for 15 more minutes. Remove from oven and stir in the raisins and chocolate chips. The chocolate will melt, creating larger clusters as you stir it in. Allow to cool completely. Granola remains fresh for up to 3 weeks in a covered container.

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23 Responses to “Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Granola.”

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    Veronicaposted July 9, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Holy moly I just made this and it is divineeeee!!! I chopped up a dark chocolate bar and put it in still hot so it got all melty and gooey so gooooood! Ah thank u Sally love your blog!!!!

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    Candyposted January 12, 2013 at 6:48 am

    I love Raisinets and adding them to granola is nothing short of genius! I can’t wait to try this!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 12th, 2013 at 8:32 am

      Thank you Candy! THis is my favorite granola recipe. one of them at least!

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    http://tinyurl.com/primharry03265posted January 16, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I actually think about precisely why you branded this specific
    blog post, “oatmeal raisin cookie granola.”. In any event I
    personally admired the post!Thanks for your effort,Elvia

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      the raisins and chocolate and oats remind me of a cookie. :) Thanks Elvia!

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    Christineposted January 29, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Woah, BABY! This was amazing! I was just complaining the other day how all the granolas I find in stores have so many addiditives and sugars and when it should be natural and good for you. I just made this and it was so remarkably delicious! So easy and fast too! I timed myself and it took me 10 minutes to prep the oat mixture with 5 minutes to spare before the oven was set to 325 F. Since I halved the recipe (i got about 1 1/2 Cups worth of granola that way), when I checked at 15 minutes it was already beginning to burn so I suggest checking at 7 minutes if you halve it as well. I TOTALLY reccomend this recipe!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 30th, 2013 at 9:52 am

      Good to know about halving the recipe/bake time, Christine! Thank you so much for reporting back. And holy cow… I love this granola too. It’s my FAVORITE granola recipe ever. I’m obsessed. :) Glad you loved it too!

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    Daniposted March 11, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Made this and it was delicious!! I subbed the peanuts for pecans as that was what i had on hand. There were loads of big clusters and that’s my favourite part :D I just wondered… could you make it with all honey or reduce the peanut butter to 1/3 and increase the honey by 1/3? Or should the ratio not be changed?

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    • Sallyreplied on March 11th, 2013 at 9:06 am

      Hey Dani! You do need something solid to meld the granola together as you stir and bake it – even another nut butter in place of peanut butter would be fine. I fear honey will just be too thin to do the job. However, it is worth a shot and I honestly don’t think you could go wrong. Let me know how you like it! Thanks Dani!

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    Leahposted April 7, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Made this today, and loved it! I hope I can practice portion control. I used golden raisins and I think this made it extra sweet! Can’t wait to top it on my yogurt tomorrow morning :-)

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    maryposted April 11, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Yep ill be making this today. I have a bunch of quick cooking oats, is this ok to use or should I get the old fashioned rolled oats?

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    • Sallyreplied on April 11th, 2013 at 8:53 am

      I prefer old fashioned whole rolled oats because they lend a heartier texture since they are thicker cut. Go with your preference. Hope you enjoy, thanks Mary!

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      • Maryreplied on April 12th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

        Made this this morning! I didn’t have the raisins and I wished I had gone to the store for them. Its really yummy without them, but I think Id like it even more with them! I love that this granola isn’t overly sweet (all though I do love my sweets), I feel less naughty when I snack on this!

        • Sallyreplied on April 12th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

          IT’s my favorite granola recipe ever. You have to try it with raisins next time. They add a little something extra, More texture, I love them in this.

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    Juanitaposted June 13, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    My mother and I just made this, this morning and it was fantastic. We served it with raw milk and a soft boiled pastured egg and a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice on the side.

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    • Sallyreplied on June 13th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      That sounds like a wonderful breakfast, Juanita! So glad you love this granola – it’s the granola I make the most!

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    Victoriaposted July 30, 2013 at 1:11 am

    I just made this! So amazing!! Some of my fav granola ever!! Oh how I love your blog:) The only problem I had was that I baked it ten minutes shorter than the cooking time in the recipe, but other then that it was so easy! Oh and I added a bit of salt and vanilla. Cause I’m addicted.

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    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks Victoria! I am so happy that you love visiting my blog! Your version sounds great. This is my #1 favorite granola!

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    Melissaposted October 24, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Hi Sally

    Just wondering, can the honey be substituted with maple syrup instead?

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    • Sallyreplied on October 24th, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      maple syrup works! enjoy

      Reply

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