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I've been too busy moving to do any cooking again this week. So, I'm posting another one from the archives. I love this granola recipe!
I love this granola. It's good - very good. It's delicious with milk, but it's also great on yogurt. And the recipe couldn't be simpler.
- 3/4 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 cup turbinado sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 2 cups of any combination of dried fruit (I used dried cherries & golden raisins)
First, heat oven to 325 degrees. Have two large rimmed baking sheets ready to spread out the mixture.
In a saucepan, over medium-low heat, combine oil, honey, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Stir frequently, until the sugar dissolves, about 4 minutes.
When the sugar is dissolved, the mixture will look like this:
In a large bowl, combine the oats and almonds.
Spread the mixture evenly on the baking sheets. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring a few times.
Remove from oven and cool completely.
Once cool, place granola in large bowl and add dried fruit.
Granola is finished. . .enjoy!
.Granola will keep in an airtight container for a couple of weeks.
Recipe from my Mom who found it in the Grand Rapids Press a few years ago.
And now, a side note on my favorite vanilla extract.
Several years ago I worked on a few projects out in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. I had to travel there several times over a two year period. I fell in love with a shop called Charles H. Baldwin & Sons. They have been making vanilla since 1888! Their vanilla is so strong and flavorful, and so much different then anything I had bought before. I also have their almond and lemon extracts, both of which are also very good. They have an online shop, so even thought I don't have to travel to the Berkshires anymore, I can still enjoy their amazing vanilla. I highly recommend a visit to their shop if you are ever in West Stockbridge, Mass.
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