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Cinnamon Almond Raisin Flax Granola

What you need: 

2 1/2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
1/3 cup almonds (preferably chopped or slivered)
1/3-1/2 cup agave nectar
1/3 cup flax seeds
2-3 teaspoons cinnamon
3 tablespoon wheat germ, optional
1/2 cup raisins

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Combine all ingredients except raisins.
2. Spread evenly onto a large baking sheet.
3. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring mixture every 5 minutes.
This is so addicting! I ate half the batch on my own the first time I made it.

Preparation Time: 
15-20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Recipe Category: 


Instant, also called quick oats, are a type of rolled oats. They are rolled oats that have just been refined for, well, quicker cooking :p. Non-instant are what I guess you would call 'regular rolled oats'. They are wider and a little bigger in overall diameter, because they haven't been chopped up. Hope this helped!  ;)b


I have a kinda dumb question but here it goes...

how can you tell the difference between non-instant and instant oats? Are non-instant oats called rolled oats? I get my oats from a bulk section of my store and I gotta say I have no idea which is which lol.



Oh, wow. This is fantastic. I made it with maple syrup (as pineappleprincess suggested) and it went extremely well with it. I've had it for breakfast (with milk) for the past week (just ran out today!). I made it with oats, raisins, cranberries, blueberries, flax, peanuts, almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, and cinnamon. It was very easy to make too! I love this recipe. Thanks bunches!!!


Sooooo good.  Pure and simple, exactly.  I used everything except I used ground flax seed and wheat germ (about 2 tbps each).  Also, I didn't have agave so I used honey instead.  So yummy.  No need to buy granola, this is better! ;)b


SOG. Seriously. Tell me how to stop eating this!!!!! I've made it three times this week. The last time I used maple syrup 'cause I was out of agave and added craisings and pecans - I think I might like it even better that way.


Yessss, PP, come to the dark side....see? cumin DOES have competition.
I'm glad you like it : )


SOG, you are convincing me of the merits of cinnamon with this recipe. Freaking awesome! I added a tiny pinch of salt and that seemed to bring out the cinnamon taste even more. Perfect with golden raisins and cold soy milk. Or just dry with a spoon. I had no idea homemade granola was so easy.


MMmmmmm. Wheat germ would be awesome.

You rule... plain and simple.



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