Sunday, September 12, 2010
6 cups rolled oats
2 cups pecans, chopped
1 cup blanched silvered almonds
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
3/4 cup canola oil
1 1/4 cup honey
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 tsp sea salt
1 cup dried fruit - I used cranberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet or 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix oats, nuts and flax seed together. Set aside.
In a microwave safe bowl, mix the oil, honey, vanilla and salt. Mix with a fork or whisk and warm in the microwave for 30-60 seconds. Whisk the mixture together quickly to emulsify. Pour over the oat mixture immediately and combine well.
Spread the granola over the prepared baking sheet(s) and place in oven for 20 minutes. Stir and return to oven for 10 minutes. Watch over the granola to make sure it doesn't burn. Stir occasionally. Add the cranberries to the granola, stir to combine and place back into oven for an additional 5 minutes.
Cool granola completely and store in an air tight container.
Recipe adapted from Tasty Kitchen