Maple Granola

  • 5 cups rolled oats*  
  • 1 2/3 cups nuts and/or seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup vegetable  oil
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup dried fruit (optional), chopped if large (cranberries, apples, raisins, etc.)

* Quaker Oats “Super Grains” has added Flax and Quinoa – delicious if you can find it

How To

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with silpat mat or parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, nuts and/or seeds, salt and cinnamon.

Pour in the oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix well then pour granola onto your prepared pan and spread evenly.

Bake until lightly golden, about 22 minutes, stirring halfway. For extra chunky  granola, press the granola down halfway through.

Leave the granola in the pan for at least 45 minutes without disturbing it (it will get crisper as it cools), then sprinkle the dried fruit over top.

Spoon the mixture gently into an airtight container.     

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