Almond Butter Granola

We LOVE granola around here. I try to make a huge batch and then store it in an air tight container so we can munch on it for awhile. It's a big hit, especially since we don't eat cereal (don't even ask). And Sweet P LOVES "gwanowa". I have a tried and true recipe that I use (you can find it here), but I wanted to switch it up a bit so here we go:

The Recipe: Almond Butter Granola

What you need:
6 cups oats
1 cup honey
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp almond butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup shaved almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pour oats and spices into a bowl and stir. Add honey, olive oil, vanilla and almond butter to a separate bowl. Stir until well blended. Pour honey mixture onto oats and gather with your hands to coat the oats. Spread onto a cookie sheet (you'll need 2) and bake for 10 minutes. Take out and toss, then return to oven for another 5 minutes (repeat). Add almonds after the 3rd time out of the oven. Place sheets bake in the oven for 5 more minutes. Allow to cool completely. Add raisins and store in an air tight container.

YUM! This is so good with yogurt, soy milk or on ice cream! You can also add fresh fruit on top.

Sweet P had a blast helping with this and kept saying "Taste it" while she was stirring the oats and spices. Silly girl!