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Cinnamon Raisin Granola

Indulge in the rich warmth of cinnamon-infused granola, featuring a harmonious blend of oats, nuts, raisins, and delightful hints of maple syrup. Elevate your mornings with this comforting and easy-to-make breakfast treat.

Are you ready to start your day with a burst of warmth and flavor? Look no further than my Cinnamon Raisin Granola recipe, a homemade creation that promises to change your mornings and invigorate your senses.

If there’s one ingredient that can instantly transport us to a cozy and comforting atmosphere, it’s cinnamon. This humble spice has the remarkable ability to infuse any dish with a symphony of flavours that soothe the soul.

When I reached out to my wonderful community and asked for your input on the next granola flavour, the response was clear: Cinnamon Raisin. I couldn’t have been happier with the choice. Cinnamon holds a special place in my heart, as it’s one of those pantry staples that effortlessly transforms ordinary dishes into extraordinary experiences.

Now, let’s talk about this glorious cinnamon raisin granola.

The recipe combines the nutty goodness of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cashews, and walnuts with the chewy sweetness of raisins. The gluten-free oats combined with the coconut adds the necessary depth and texture.

overhead view of measurements of the ingredients to make cinnamon and raisin granola by teri-ann carty

To create a granola that truly embodies the essence of cinnamon, I incorporate it both into the dry mixture and the binding liquid.

This double infusion guarantees that every bite is delightful and as warm and cozy as possible! As the granola bakes, your kitchen will be filled with an intoxicating aroma that’s practically synonymous with comfort.

The process is simple and rewarding. After combining the dry ingredients and whisking together a fragrant mixture of olive oil, maple syrup, peanut butter, and cinnamon, you’ll spread the mixture onto baking sheets. Press it down gently to create clusters that will become your crispy treasures. In the oven, the granola transforms from a collection of ingredients to a symphony of flavors and textures.

overhead view bowl mixing with spatula the ingredients for cinnamon raising granola with spatula by teri-ann carty
overhead view of bowl, mixing ingredients for cinnamon, raising, gluten free granola by teri-ann carty

Remember, patience is key

As tempting as it may be to dive in as soon as the granola comes out of the oven, allow it to cool completely on the baking sheets. This ensures that those coveted clusters develop.

I can’t wait to see your creations and hear about the wonderful moments this Cinnamon Raisin Granola brings to your mornings. Don’t forget to share your photos and tag me in your posts. Your dishes always inspire me daily and reinforce the incredible sense of community we share!

If you liked this granola and want to play with other flavors you can check out some of my other granola recipes here.
close up of a hand holding piece of freshly baked crunchy granola bar by teri-ann carty

Cinnamon Raisin Granola

Teri-Ann Carty
Indulge in the rich warmth of cinnamon-infused granola, featuring a harmonious blend of oats, nuts, raisins, and delightful hints of maple syrup. Elevate your mornings with this comforting and easy-to-make breakfast treat.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 12 cups

Equipment

  • baking sheets

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups gluten free oats
  • ½ cup each pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup each raw cashews and walnuts chopped
  • ½ cup coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 tbsp +1 tsp cinnamon divided
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ cup each olive oil, maple syrup and peanut butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325 convection.
  • Add all dry ingredients leaving out 1 tsp of cinnamon into a large bowl and stir to combine.
  • Add vanilla, peanut butter, maple syrup, olive oil and 1 tsp cinnamon to a small pot and stir over medium low heat until mixture is homogeneous.
  • Spread evenly onto 1 very large or 2 smaller pans. I used 2. Press granola down firmly onto baking sheets using a spatula. Place in the oven for 20 minutes. Turn pans and bake for another 10-15. Keep a close eye as you do NOT want your granola to burn.
  • Allow the granola to cool COMPLETELY before lifting it off of the baking sheets. It should lift off in big clumps.

Notes

I don't put parchment on my baking sheets as I use stoneware from the Pampered Chef!
If you prefer to use parchment please do!
Keyword breakfast recipe, cinnamon raisin, easy breakfast, gluten free, granola, large batch

7 Responses

  1. Your pictures inspired me to finally make my first home-made granola and I needed something to celebrate the arrival of fall.
    The flavour is incredible, deep, rich and not to sweet.. it’s just the absolute perfect fall treat. And it was so easy, that I seriously question, how I have not started making granola earlier!

    Thank you so much for sharing the recipe, I will be back for more!

    1. Hey Mina! I am so happy to hear you’ve started your granola making journey – I promise you it doesn’t end here!! I also love to hear that you found the recipe easy and the flavours balanced! Can’t wait to hear about what else you create! Happy crunching 🙂 Teri-Ann

  2. I’ve been making granola for over 30 years, but now that I’ve found your recipes, I’m trying all new flavors! Thank you! Loved the pumpkin and chocolate! Today, I have the cinnamon granola in the oven. The real test for me. I’ve only ever made it this way. We’ll see how it compares to mine.😘

    1. Hey Mary! This makes me so happy to read. I truly love that you are loving my recipes and flavours. Thinking of new flavours and experimenting is one of my favourite things to do! I’m excited for you to try so many more!

  3. This is my all-time favorite granola, and so easy to make. I added semi-sweet chocolate chips and used NuttZo, a mixed nut and seed butter, instead of regular peanut butter. It is very hard not to eat the entire batch at once.

    Thank you for sharing this recipe and I now know how easy it is to make your healthy granola!

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