In a large bowl, mix oats, almonds, and cinnamon. In a smaller bowl, whisk together honey, oil, and vanilla. Stir honey mixture into oat mixture until well blended. Spread mixture in a lightly oiled 12- by 15-inch baking pan.
Bake in a 350° regular or 325° convection oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. With a wide metal spatula, stir granola, scraping sides and bottom of pan. Reduce heat to 225° and continue to bake 1 hour, stirring several times. Let cool completely in pan, then scrape into an airtight container.
In a smaller airtight container, combine cherries, cranberries, and apricots.
Store fruit and granola at room temperature up to two weeks. Add dried fruit when serving.
I followed this recipe and found that, when finished cooking completely, it didn't seem quite "dry" enough. So I turned off the oven (at the specified time) and let it sit in the oven as it cooled. I also mixed in the fruit and I keep it all together in a ziplock bag. I would say that this granola is tasty, but not outstanding.
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