Homemade granola

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I like to sprinkle this over yogurt... it is also good as cereal with milk or over ice cream or as is...
This is a very adjustable recipe, you can add or subtract any ingredient you do not have or like.
The quantities are quite large, so splitting between two baking sheets avoids spills.
Here are the differences between various kinds of oats:
Old fashioned , or rolled oats are flat and flakey absorb more water than see-cut oats and cook faster (5 minutes).
Steel cut oats or Irish oatmeal, are chopped into tiny pieces have a tough texture and cook in 20-30 minutes.
Quick cook cook in one minute and Instant microwave in minutes.

Yields1 Serving
 4 cups Old fashion rolled oats*
 2 cups Sweetened shredded coconut
 2 cups Sliced almonds
 ¾ cup Vegetable oil
 ½ cup Good honey
 1 cup Diced dried apricots
 1 cup Diced dates
 1 cup Dried cranberries
 1 cup Raisins
 1 cup Dried blueberries
 1 cup Roasted unsalted cashews or pecans
1

Preheat oven to 350 F

2

Toss the oats, coconut and almonds together in a bowl

3

Whisk together the oil and honey in a small bowl

4

Pour the liquides over the oats mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until oats and nuts are coated

5

Pour onto one or two 13 by 18 inc sheet pans

6

Bake stirring occasionally with a spatula, until the mixture is a nice even brown, about 45 minutes. Watch closely, it can burn.

7

Remove the granola from the oven and allow to cool, stirring occasionally

8

Add the dried fruit and cashews (or other nuts)

9

Store in an airtight container

Ingredients

 4 cups Old fashion rolled oats*
 2 cups Sweetened shredded coconut
 2 cups Sliced almonds
 ¾ cup Vegetable oil
 ½ cup Good honey
 1 cup Diced dried apricots
 1 cup Diced dates
 1 cup Dried cranberries
 1 cup Raisins
 1 cup Dried blueberries
 1 cup Roasted unsalted cashews or pecans

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 F

2

Toss the oats, coconut and almonds together in a bowl

3

Whisk together the oil and honey in a small bowl

4

Pour the liquides over the oats mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until oats and nuts are coated

5

Pour onto one or two 13 by 18 inc sheet pans

6

Bake stirring occasionally with a spatula, until the mixture is a nice even brown, about 45 minutes. Watch closely, it can burn.

7

Remove the granola from the oven and allow to cool, stirring occasionally

8

Add the dried fruit and cashews (or other nuts)

9

Store in an airtight container

Homemade granola

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