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! 🙂
She’s such a cutie. 🙂
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Thank you so much for this recipe! Made it as soon as I got to my parent house last night and this morning I found they had been nibbling through the night! Had to use honey instead of maple syrup but I don’t think they noticed as in the UK we don’t really use maple!
Another great recipe, thanks! I will have to get your cookbook now 🙂 oh and your children are gorgeous!
Thanks Kate! Glad to hear that you enjoy the recipes! 🙂
Came out wonderfully! I have never been one to dip cookies in milk, so this is much easier for me:) just threw this granola in some almond milk and ate it.
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I made this today. So, so good! And a perfect “to go” snack for me and the kids. Thanks, Tiffany!
Thanks for commenting Amy! We love that granola too. I love anything with cinnamon! 🙂
I made this yesterday avoid just have one problem – I can’t stop eating it! Even my husband wanted his own bowl after I gave him a taste, he hasn’t eaten granola in years because it’s not one of his favorites. So that is really saying something! I like granola with chunks, so this was perfect! Thanks! I had some almond pulp from making almond milk that I mixed in with the wet ingredients to use it up, worked great but I just had to bake an extra 10 minutes because it was wet pulp.
Glad to hear it! I haven’t made this in a while, but when I first came up with this recipe I made it often and found it so addictive. I love all of the spices in it. Thank you for coming back here to comment. 🙂
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Hi Tiffany, made your super yummy granola and it tastes sooo good!! Thanks for the recipe. My kids are very happy and so am I 🙂
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