James Carrier
Makes about 10 cups

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

In a smaller airtight container, combine cherries, cranberries, and apricots.

Step 4

Store fruit and granola at room temperature up to two weeks. Add dried fruit when serving.

Ratings & Reviews

gailmvan's Review

October 10, 2011
This is my "go to" granola that I use as a base to which I add other healthy ingredients, like flax seed meal. Perfect to take in a baggie when traveling too.

JennySmith's Review

August 03, 2010
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.