- 6 cups regular rolled oats
- 2 cups almonds
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup honey
- 3/4 cup canola oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2/3 cup dried sour cherries
- 2/3 cup dried cranberries
- 2/3 cup slivered dried apricots
How to Make It
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.