What do you do when you are sleep deprived and are trying to come up with an awesome Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe and it completely fails to hold together?
The same thing you do in any life situation that does not go as you had planned: you see the bright side and have faith that any situation that seems to have gone “wrong” can be made right.
And taste just as good! 😉 (You know what I mean.)
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Granola
This is a delicious recipe flop that turned into a staple around here. I came up with this recipe when failing to make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Now I make this for breakfast or any time that I am craving a cookie but am too lazy to actually bother making a cookie. Just throw everything together and lay it on the pan. Great for breakfast with milk or a healthy snack any time.
Makes 6 cups of Granola
- 3 cups large flake oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup sunflower oil
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350F. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon, cloves and raisins. Add the maple syrup, sunflower oil and vanilla extract. Mix until everything is combined. Place the cookie mixture onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes, turning the granola over half way through the baking time. Granola is ready when it is nice and golden brown. Store in a mason jar or airtight container.
Allow to cool completely before eating (although this is very hard to do) to avoid burning your mouth on the very hot raisins. Believe me, I learned this the hard way. 😉
EXTRA YUM! 🙂