Granola

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This is a great recipe because you can make an unlimited amount of variations!

GRANOLA:
Ingredients:
4 cups Old Fashioned Oats
1 1/2 cups nuts (I like chopped walnuts or sliced almonds)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups raisins or dried fruit (I prefer dried cranberries)

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a 9×13 pan (NOTE: my picture is of a larger pan, but cooking times for this recipe work best with a 9×13 pan) mix oats, nuts, brown sugar and cinnamon. In saucepan, warm oil and honey. Stir in vanilla. Carefully pour liquid over oat mixture. Stir gently until oats are coated. You can add the dried fruit now if you prefer the cooked taste, or you can add them in after baking.

Bake 40 minutes, stirring carefully after every 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. You may store granola at room temperature for one week or in the freezer for up to 3 months!

Please comment with your favorite variations. I would love to try some new ones 🙂