I found a recipe for a raw granola, and the first time I made it, it did not turn out all that well. I have since decided to fashion my own granola recipe. It is yummy! You can really change it to suit your tastes. Use the dried fruit you like best, or add some extra honey if you want it sweet. Season with cinnamon or other spices to your hearts content. Have this in a bowl with some almond or coconut milk, or crumble it over some fresh fruit. Its so good and you won't miss the grains or sugar.
1 cup raisins
1/2-3/4 cup water
4 cups of nuts (mix it up, pecans, almonds, walnuts, cashews, macadamias and pistachios all work well)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flake (if you don't like coconut, then feel free to skip this)
drizzle of honey
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
Put raisins in bowl, add water. Allow to soak overnight or for at least 4-5 hours. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Put raisins and water in food processor and puree. Add nuts and coconut, pulse until reaches a course granola texture. Add honey, cinnamon, and vanilla. Pulse to combine. Spread thinly onto two parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake for 45-55 minutes. Turn off oven and allow granola to sit in warm oven until granola is just about crisp. It will continue to crisp as it cools. Remove from oven, cool and enjoy!