My family and I are going on vacation to Acadia National Park in the coming weeks. I can’t wait! The weather is supposed to be beautiful: sunny days and temperatures in the mid 70s. It’s a wonderful break from the 90+ days we’ve been having. Plus, Acadia is known for having awesome hiking trails and beautiful views at the top of each summit. What could be better than that?
Naturally, as I plan for the trip my mind first goes to food. If we are going to spend a lot of time outside and on the trails, we need good fuel start to the day. This is where my oatmeal raisin granola comes in. I was inspired to create this recipe by Brianne over at Cupcakes & Kale Chips. You should definitely check out her site, it’s filled with all things delicious.
A blend of oats, Chia seeds, ground flax seeds, and raisins, this granola is a powerhouse of super foods lightly sweetened with a touch of maple syrup and warm cinnamon. Yum. Sprinkle it on Greek yogurt, enjoy it with milk, or simply grab it by the handful. It is perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack any way you eat it.
What’s your favorite way to eat granola? Do you have a favorite recipe? Let me know or link up below!
Oatmeal Raisin Granola
Yields: 4 1/2 cups
Time: 50 minutes
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats (gluten free, if needed)
- 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 2 tbls. vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl mix together oats, flax seeds, chia seeds, and cinnamon.
- In a separate large bowl, whisk together oil, syrup, egg white, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla until smooth.
- Mix dry ingredients with wet until fully incorporated.
- Spread oat mixture in a thin layer on prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake 40-45 minutes (or until lightly brown) at 300 degrees.
- Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
- Mix in raisins, being careful not to break up all of the clusters.