Fruit & Nut Granola
⅓ cup maple syrup
⅓ cup packed light brown sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup canola oil
5 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups raw almonds, chopped coarse
1 cup dried goldenberries, chopped
1 cup dried tart cherries, chopped
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Place oven rack on middle position.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, and oil. Mix well.
- Fold in oats and almonds until thoroughly coated.
- Transfer oat mixture to baking sheet and spread evenly (about ⅜ inch thick). Using a stiff metal spatula, compress mixture until very compact.
- Bake until lightly browned, 40 to 45 minutes, rotating pan halfway through baking.
- Remove granola from oven and let cool on baking sheet to room temperature. Break cooled granola into pieces of desired size.
- Stir in goldenberries and tart cherries. (Granola can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.) Serve.
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