Take your breakfast up a notch with this insanely easy cinnamon raisin peanut butter granola cereal! It takes only 5 minutes to prepare and is so much healthier than granola cereal from the store.
There’s nothing quite like breakfast you can serve in less than 15 seconds.
That’s the beauty of cereal. It’s such an amazing time-saver and is super cost-efficient, but of course there are the downsides to it as well. Chemically-laden, highly-processed, covered in sugar…you couldn’t pay me to eat that. Would you eat it? Would you feed it to your kids?
Luckily, there is a simple alternative that is SOOOO much healthier for you and your family in the long run. Enter: homemade granola.
Made with simple and healthy ingredients like oats, maple syrup, and coconut oil, this cinnamon raisin peanut butter granola cereal is EXACTLY what you need for stress-free mornings.
Honestly, this granola recipe couldn’t be easier. It’s as simple as mixing ingredients, spreading on a baking sheet, baking, and cooling. Easy, right?
For this recipe, I used Peanut Butter and Co. Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter and it totally made this granola taste 10 times better than if I had just used regular peanut butter.
Also, you can use either old-fashioned oats or quick-cooking oats. I used quick-cooking oats for the granola batch you see above because I was fresh out of the old-fashioned kind (curse you granola bars), but they work perfectly fine.
Here’s the recipe:
- 2½ cups old-fashioned oats (where to buy)
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- ⅓ cup organic maple syrup
- ¼ cup organic coconut oil (where to buy)
- ¼ cup cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter (or regular peanut butter)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ - ½ cup organic raisins (depending on how much you'd like)
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- In a medium bowl, combine oats, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well.
- In a small bowl, mix together maple syrup, coconut oil, cinnamon raisin peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Whisk thoroughly.
- Pour wet mixture into oat mixture. Stir until combined, about 1 minute. Pour granola onto prepared baking sheet and spread evenly. Place pan in oven and bake for 45 minutes, stirring and rotating the pan every 15 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.
- Cool and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Serve with cold milk or sprinkle on yogurt.
Make my Vanilla Almond Granola Cereal next!
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This sounds so amazing – can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy
Kyla @HouseOfHipsters says
This sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing! Found you on the link up at Finding Silver Pennies! Kyla @ http://houseofhipsters.com/
I can’t wait to try this!
Robyn @ simply fresh dinners says
Love this cereal, Margaret. I agree with you about store bought. When I see people with their carts loaded up with Lucky Charms it’s all I can do not to rip those things out and throw them away, lol. I continue to wish people would educate themselves and their children on one of the most important things in life – the fuel for our bodies. I know it’s getting better but not fast enough!
Ok, that’s my morning rant, lol. I will definitely be making this cereal on the days that I don’t drink my smoothie. Thanks for the great recipe!
Margaret Anne says
Oh my gosh YES! Sometimes I just want to save these people from what’s destroying their bodies! I have almost (on several occasions) taken things out of people’s carts. And I know you’ll love this granola Robyn!
I recently began making my own granola and I love this one simply because it has peanut butter in it. Thanks.
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
What a yummy breakfast idea! My kids (and I) would love it!
Annie Standing says
I’m such a granola fan – I can just grab handfuls and eat it all through the day! This is a great combination, thanks for linking up at The Pretty Pintastic Party!
Margaret Anne says
I know what you mean Annie! I do that all the time.
Lois Christensen says
I love granola and the flavors of yours sound really good! Thanks for linking up with Foodie Friends Friday. I’m sharing on my Walking on Sunshine FB page today!
This sounds very delicious! I can’t wait to try it!
Laura@Baking in Pyjamas says
I usually snack on granola all day long, love this version, homemade is always better. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!
Kristina and Millie says
I hadn’t seen that peanut butter but I have to find it now! thanks for sharing your recipe for cinnamon raisin peanut butter granola cereal at Snickerdoodle. I love the sounds of this recipe and can’t wait to make and try my own!
KC the Kitchen Chopper says
I’m going to try making this granola for The Hubby. He loves this kind of breakfast. Thanks for bringing it to #theWeekendSocial. I’m always attracted to your recipes. Beautiful. Pinned! htttp://www.theKitchenChopper.com
This looks so good! My boys would especially love it on their yogurt. Putting this on my must make list! Thanks for linking this up the the Be. YOU. tiful link Party! Pinning:)
Shari Eckstrom says
You had me at peanut butter. It looks delicious. Thanks for joining us at Foodie Fridays. Hope to see you again this week.
Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog says
Yumm Yumm Yummm – not too bad of a way to start the day lol