This is one of those recipes that you'll be happy makes alot! Grab a baggie and fill it up! It's the best snack to have on hand in your purse, carry-on or at your desk!Adapted from Gourmet, July 2008
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Cook Time30 minutesmins
Keyword: Baked Granola
½cupmild honey , or maple syrup
1cupraw wheat germ
1Tablespoonpure vanilla extract
3 ½cupsold-fashioned oats
1 ½cupschopped mixed nuts,, almonds, walnuts, and pecans
2cupsmixed dried fruit, cranberries and raisins or other dried fruit
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Preheat oven to 375°F with rack in the middle of the oven.
Thoroughly combine the oil, honey, wheat germ, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl.
Stir in oats and nuts.
Transfer granola to an uncreased metal baking pan (the one I use is about 9"x 12" with a 2" rim).
Bake 15 minutes, then stir and continue to bake. Check and stir every few minutes, rotating pan, until golden brown and then bake about 10 minutes more. It will seem a little soft, but becomes crispy and crunchy as it sits.
Take out of the oven and stir in dried fruit and cool to room temperature.