Chocolate Peanut Raisin Granola

Granola is easy to make and will save you a bundle over the purchased variety. Oats are an inexpensive whole grain and seeds, nuts, and dried fruit are easy add-ins that help you put together a balanced breakfast in a flash.

 

Me? I haven’t met many nuts or dried fruits I don’t like. And, honestly, my kids are really good sports, too. Nonetheless, this simple and frugal combo never fails to please and there are no “weird” flavors going on.

 

Chocolate Peanut Raisin Granola

 

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil (I use olive or coconut.)
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

 

Directions:

 

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Dump oats and peanuts into large cake pan or baking sheet with raised edges.
  2. Combine brown sugar, oil, water, and salt in saucepan. Heat over medium heat until just starting to bubble. Cook for one minute, then stir in vanilla.
  3. Pour the syrupy mixture over the oats and peanuts and stir to coat. 
  4. Bake for about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to ensure even crisping.
  5. Allow to cool, then add in raisins and chocolate chips.
Do your kids like granola? What are some fave flavor combos?
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