Granola. When you think of that word, do you think of your baking-obsessed grandma or of a hippie with groovy hair and even groovier pants? Both would love this simple oatmeal raisin granola recipe. It’s easy to make and so delicious that eating it really could bring everyone closer to world peace. It’s perfect eaten in yogurt, atop smoothie bowls, and even by the handful.

Ellie Haun

You can whip this up in the time it would take to go to the store and buy granola (well, unless you live right next door to a grocery). Plus, it’s a lot cheaper to make than granola is to buy. It might be healthier than store-bought granola too! All you need are oats, a sweetener, spices, nuts, and raisins. 

Oatmeal Raisin Granola

  • Prep Time:8 mins
  • Cook Time:20 mins
  • Total Time:28 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins or dried blueberries
  • pinch salt
  • 1 heaping tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 heaping tsp ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • cup maple syrup
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  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 325° Fahrenheit. Mix together the oats, walnuts, raisins (or blueberries), salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves in a large bowl until just combined. Add in the maple syrup and mix.

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  • Step 2

    Spread onto an oiled cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Take out, stir, and put back in for another 10-15 minutes, or until the oats are golden and crispy.

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  • Step 3

    Let cool, then enjoy!

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What are you waiting for? Turn on some music, grab your supplies, preheat your oven, and make this groovy granola.