By: Jodie Shield, RD
Looking for a crunchy satisfying snack that does double duty as a delicious breakfast? You have got to try my homemade cinnamon raisin granola. It is so easy and tastes out of this world – awesome! Plus, it’s got protein and heart-healthy fat because I make it with peanut butter instead of butter. Change up the flavor and use almond butter. Just be sure you make a big batch and keep it in an air-tight container for a quick snack with a yogurt or pudding parfait, as an ice bream topping, or in trail mix. What’s your favorite way to eat granola?
Cinnamon Raisin Granola
Makes 8 cups
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup water
½ cup cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup seedless raisins
4 cups old fashioned, rolled oats (not quick oats)
- Preheat over to 375 degrees.
- In a large 2 quart pot, over medium heat, melt the peanut butter and water. Add the sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon; stir until well combined. Add the oats and raisins and mix well.
- Spread the granola mixture onto a non-stick jellyroll pan (cookie sheet with sides) and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the granola from the oven and break into bite-size chunks. After the granola cools, store in a tightly sealed container.
Nutrition Information (per 1/4 cup granola only): 93 calories, 3 grams protein, 15 grams carbohydrate, 2.5 grams fat, 0.5 grams saturated fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 1.5 grams dietary fiber, 20 milligrams sodium