Cinnamon Walnut Granola

"Got this from a nutritionist friend of mine. It has flax seed, and walnuts are good for you - the only nut that has omega 3's. Sometimes I'll also add a cup of sunflower seeds. My daughter loves it and a 8 yo friend was over and tried it. His comment: "This is tasty!" I gave the recipe to his mom and she made it for a school function and it was a hit! I use rolled oats, but you could use quick oats too. I use this on top of fruit and yogurt for a healthy breakfast."
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Ready In:
1/2 cup




  • Preheat oven to 275°F In big bowl, combine oats, raisins, nuts and flaxseed.
  • In microwavable bowl, blend together brown sugar, oil, honey and cinnamon.
  • Cook on high in microwave until mixture starts bubbling. Remove, add vanilla and stir.
  • Pour over oat mixture and mix well.
  • Thinly spread on baking sheet(s). Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Stir, return to oven for addt’l 15 minutes or until oats are toasted.
  • Cool thoroughly. Store in airtight container.
  • I keep in fridge if not eaten right away. You could also pack into a pretty container and give as a Christmas gift.

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  1. My family loved this recipe. The only way we get to have granola is to make it at home because it isn't available here. Therefore, a good recipe is imperative. That fact that I searched until i found it again is testimony that it is a winner. We are even doubling the recipe this time. Thanks for a great taking granola recipe WI Cheesehead.
  2. Made exactly as directed, but added some dried cranberries after it cooled. Delicious and easy. I was a bit uneasy about using the olive oil, but you don't taste it in the finished product at all. The flax seed is a great addition for the nutrition value, but you could probably leave it out and the granola would still turn out wonderfully. Thanks!
  3. I made this for breakfast this morning. I had it with some rice milk (allergy) and it was delicious. I put all of the mixture in a 15.25x10.25" cookie pan, and I kept it in for around 55 mins. all together. Every 10 mins. after the initial 30 mins., I took it out and stirred it up good. When it cooled it was nice and crispy, just like I like it for my cereal, or as an addition to ice cream or yogurt. You can also add M&M's or chocolate chips to this after cooking too, if your in the mood for chocolate... Yummo!Made for Zaar Stars Tag Game.
  4. Great recipe! I did tweak it. I was a little freaked out about using olive oil so I used canola oil and a little butter this time. Next time I'll give it a try using the olive oil. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
  5. I had a craving for granola the last couple days and whipped this up this morning. I halved the recipe and added some pecans and craisins. Love it! Thanks!


  1. LOVED this healthy treat. I subbed the honey for agave nectar - delicious! I made the entire batch hoping that we would finish it off throughout the week, but it just made TOO much for just my husband and I, next time I will halve the recipe. But its a keeper!!
  2. I love making my own granola, and this recipe was great. I used dried cranberries in place of the raisin to fit our personal tastes, but otherwise followed the recipe. I wish I could figure out how to get my granola to "cluster" more...but I've still enjoyed snacking ont his and am looking forward to having it with my morning yogurt. Thanks!!
  3. This recipe turned out great! My daughter that refuses to eat nuts even liked it! I did substitute craisins for the raisins and I think it adds a little zing. Oh, and I made a mistake and added 1 tablespoon of cinnamon instead of 1/2 tablespoon (looking at the vanilla!) and I would definitely add a tablespoon again. Bought some vanilla yogurt to top with it, one way to add more dairy to my growing daughters diets, being a WI Cheesehead as well. Thanks for the great recipe.
  4. Very nice. I made as directed with the only substitution being subbing pitted, chopped dates for the raisins and also adding some dried blueberries which added a wonderful flavor! I was also hesitant to use the olive oil, but found it really did not change or detract from the flavor of the granola. For those who are hesitate to use the ground flaxseed, it really only adds a lightly nutty flavor and it adds a lot of health benefits. Thanks for posting WI Cheesehead : )I am editing my review to add that I used this granola recipe to make Recipe #164039 which is a really terrific way to use this granola : )
  5. This was my first attempt at making my own granola and it turned out fabulously! I halved the recipe so that I wouldn't ruin too much if I did something wrong. I probably shouldn't have worried, though, because this was almost fool-proof. I did accidentally add the vanilla before microwaving but it doesn't seem to have an adverse effect on the taste. I did add a little extra vanilla after microwaving in case some had burned off during heating. This has a very lightly sweet cinnamon taste which I love. You could probably use more cinnamon if your tastes dictate. Also, I used dried cranberries instead of raisins and it is fabulous. Thanks so much! I know I will be making this again!


I am a Christian wife and mother of 3 kids. Since my DH's high cholesterol, we've been eating better. I never used to like cooking. Since eating better, I've liked learning and preparing new recipes. My kids haven't reconciled themselves to the new eating yet. I grind my own grain and make all my own breads.?Working 2 hours a day in the local high school lunch room.??I am homeschooling my high schooler.? ?Also found out 1 child has multiple food allergies (wheat, dairy, tomato, chocolate, etc) and another is gluten sensitive. So, we just started (July 09) eating gluten and dairy free. I've been busy with getting our house market ready, even though it's not the best time for that.?
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