Homemade Granola

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
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt


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.

Remove the granola from the oven and allow to cool, stirring occasionally. Add the apricots, figs,cherries, cranberries, and cashews. Sprinkle the cinnamon, nutmeg and 1 tbsp salt and let cool.

Store the cooled granola in an airtight container.


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