After a long run this morning, I went to the grocery store and decided to make granola that I could eat throughout the week. Neal`s mom made granola when we went to the beach this past summer and it was so good; it inspired me to make my own!
- 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cups chopped walnuts
- 1 cups peanuts
- 2 cups sliced almonds
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup good honey
- 1 1/2 cups small diced dried apricots
- 1 cup small diced dried figs
- 1 cup dried cherries
- 1/2 cup dried bananas
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup roasted, unsalted cashews
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Toss the oats, walnuts, peanuts and almonds together in a large bowl. Whisk together the oil and honey in a small bowl. Pour the liquids over the oat mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until all the oats and nuts are coated. Pour onto a 13 by 18 by 1-inch sheet pan. Bake, stirring occasionally with a spatula, until the mixture turns a nice, even, golden brown, about 45 minutes.
Store the cooled granola in an airtight container.