This granola is the best! We always have a supply on hand to be
sprinkled over yogurt and berries, or my husband’s favorite... in a bowl
with cold milk.
4 CUPS old-fashioned rolled oats
2 CUPS sweetened, shredded coconut
2 CUPS sliced almonds
3/4 CUP canola oil
1/2 CUP good honey
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Toss the oats, coconut, and almonds together in a large bowl. Stir
together the oil and honey in a separate bowl. Pour over the oat
mixture and stir until all the dry ingredients are
covered. Pour into a large (around 13x18) baking pan that has been sprayed
with PAM. Bake, stirring occasionally, until the mixture
turns a nice, even golden brown, approximately 45-60 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool, stirring occasionally.
This is the base for your granola. Add dried fruit and/or nuts to make a
granola just to your taste. Some suggestions include (my favorite) dried
cherries, raisins, dried cranberries, small diced dried pineapple or dried
figs, roasted unsalted cashews, chopped walnuts, the possibilities are
endless! When fresh fruit I like is in season, I may choose to use the
granola base without adding the extras. Each batch is a little different
than the one before it.
Store in an airtight container. ENJOY!!