This vegan Cinnamon Raisin Granola with Coconut Oil is made with just 5 ingredients. Delicious and super crunchy, this granola is the perfect breakfast when you haven't gone grocery shopping in a while!
Granola is one of the best recipes for breakfast. Just like homemade waffles, granola is simple, healthy, and always delicious.
This Cinnamon Raisin Granola is made with pantry ingredients that you probably have on hand right now.
It will be your new favorite breakfast or snack when you're out of groceries or just want something simple. You can it serve with plant-based yogurt on the side, or perhaps make yogurt parfaits!
Once you make homemade cinnamon granola, there is no going back to the boxed stuff!
💭 Here's Why This Recipe Works
- Just 5 minutes of prep are needed. Then the coconut oil granola goes right into the oven. It's as easy as it can get!
- Budget-friendly. Needless to say, with only 5 ingredients this cinnamon raisin granola is affordable and cost-efficient.
- Customizable. You can make it your own by adding spices, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits that you love!
- Healthy. Unlike other raisin granola recipes, this one is low in sugar and high in fiber without compromising on flavor.
- Oats. For best results use old-fashioned rolled oats. Choose gluten-free if necessary.
- Coconut oil. Use refined coconut oil if you don't want your granola to taste like coconut, otherwise unrefined works great!
- Raisins. You can use different types of raisins such as black, golden or regular. They give some natural sweetness, as well as texture. If you don't have raisins, you can use other dried fruits such as apples, cranberries, etc.
- Cinnamon. You can adjust the amount, adding more or less depending on your taste.
- Salt. It's optional, but adding salt to baked goods gives them a bit more flavor.
- Preheat the oven to 300 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, add oats, coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, and raisins.
- Mix well until everything is well coated.
- Spread the raisin granola mixture out onto a baking pan and bake for 35 minutes, stirring halfway through.
- Remove cinnamon raisin granola from the oven, let it cool completely, and store it in the airtight jar.
👩🏻🍳 Chef's tip
If you like to make your cinnamon raisin granola sweeter, you can add ¼ cup more maple syrup.
If the edges start to brown quickly, take the cinnamon granola out of the oven and stir, then return and continue baking until it's done.
Don't over-bake! The raisin granola will continue to crisp as it cools, so it's okay if it seems soft when it's fresh out of the oven.
Every oven is different so keep an eye on it. The best way to tell if your cinnamon granola is ready is to look at the color. If the oats are golden, then it's done.
💬 Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. You can use olive oil or a neutral-tasting oil such as canola oil.
I don't recommend using different types of oats because they'll change the texture. Stick with rolled oats for best results.
Avoid pilling the granola too much in the pan, as this will steam it rather than crisp it up. If your baking sheet is smaller, cook it in two batches.
Cinnamon raisin granola can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. If you have a vacuum sealer, use it to help remove all the air in a plastic bag prior to freezing.
You can add a variety of different ingredients to your vegan cinnamon raisin granola to mix things up. Some of my favorites are:
- Seeds like pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and even chia seeds.
- Nuts like almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc.
- Shredded coconut or coconut flakes. Add about ¼ c of those towards the end of cooking to prevent burning.
- Fresh berries, like strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries.
- Chocolate chips or a chopped chocolate bar. Stir ½ c of it in once the granola has cooled completely.
- Spices and vanilla extract. If you want to add more flavor, this is the way to go. For spices, think nutmeg, ground ginger, pumpkin spice, etc. In terms of the quantity, ½ teaspoon should be enough.
If stored in an airtight jar, this vegan cinnamon raisin granola will keep fresh for several weeks. Keep it in a dark cabinet to help it retain its freshness.
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Cinnamon Raisin Granola with Coconut Oil
- 3 cups oats I recommend old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil melted
- ½ cups maple syrup
- 1¼ cups raisins
- Preheat the oven to 300 F and line a large baking sheet with a parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix oats, coconut oil, cinnamon, maple syrup and raisins.
- Spread the granola mixture out onto a baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes, stirring halfway through.
- Remove granola from the oven, let it cool and store in the airtight jar.