Cinnamon Granola

Making your own granola is easy and rewarding. Start with a basic recipe and adapt it to make it your own. Read the notes section at the end for suggestions.

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Cinnamon Granola
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
31 mins
 

I started making my own granola when I realized how much sugar is in the store bought granola. It is easy to make your own homemade granola. You get to control how much sugar is added and sneak in some healthy ingredients such as chia seeds!

Cuisine: Traditional Recipes
Servings: 20 People
Calories: 120 kcal
Author: Tara Wright
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Old Fashioned Oatmeal
  • 1 cup rice puffs (such as Kashi brand)
  • 2 tbsp Chia Seed
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins (or dried cherries, dried cranberries, aronia berries, etc)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine oatmeal, rice puffs and chia seed and mix together.
  3. In a 2 cup glass measuring cup (or small bowl), combine brown rice syrup, honey, olive oil, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix thoroughly
  4. Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and mix until combined with a wooden spoon or your hands.
  5. Pour out granola mixture onto a baking sheet with sides or two 9x13 baking dishes.
  6. Bake at 200 degrees for 20 minutes at a time for 60 to 90 minutes or until mixture is toasted and dry. Stir mixture at each 20 minute increment.
Recipe Notes
Note: ­­Add dried fruit towards the end of cooking or it tends to burn   Dry Ingredients: Experiment with different combinations. I generally use all oatmeal and mix in things like chia seeds, hemp seeds, unsweetened coconut flakes or sesame seeds to give the granola a different texture and crunch. Spices: It takes a lot of spice before it hits your tastebuds so don't be scared of the 2 tsp of cinnamon in this recipe. I've been known to add a tablespoon of cinnamon plus nutmeg, clove and ginger! Wet ingredients: You can mix up the sweeteners you use easily in this recipe. My favorites are honey, brown rice syrup and maple syrup. If you need a little more sweet in your granola try using a whole Stevia concentrate (Young Living or SweetLeaf makes a whole version of liquid stevia). Stevia is very concentrated so start with adding just a half dropper and mix it in with the other sweeteners.
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Potassium 85mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 12g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 3.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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