Easy Crunchy Granola

Ingredients

4 cups rolled oats (not instant)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 cup dried fruit (dried apricots, apples or cranberries)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup honey

Preparation

1
Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.
2
Pour the uncooked oats, dry cereal and sugar into a large bowl.
3
Add the cinnamon, nuts and salt, mix well.
4
Pour oil into the measuring cup. Spread it around the cereal mix.
5
Pour honey into the same cup and the oil left in the cup will help get the honey out of the cup.
6
Add the vanilla to the bowl and toss everything together until evenly coated.
7
You may need to break up any clumps of honey with your fingers.
8
Pour everything out into a large cookie sheet with a lip. You may need to do this in more than one batch.
9
Bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes, turning it with a spatula.
10
Continue baking for another 15 minutes until it turns a golden brown.
11
When it is finished cooking, allow to cool slightly.
12
Add the fruit and stir to combine.
13
Store in an air tight container.

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Yield:

6.0 to 7 cups

Added:

August 2, 2010

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