Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Fruity Granola

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
½ cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup sliced almonds (1 oz)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
¼ cup mild honey
Pinch cinnamon
Pinch salt
1 cup tart dried cherries
½ cup dried blueberries
½ cup dried pears (¼ inch dice)
½ cup diced dried apricots (¼ inch dice)
1/3 cup golden raisins

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375°F. Stir together all ingredients except the fruit in a large bowl until combined. Spread mixture evenly on a large (17-by 12-inch) shallow baking pan**** and bake, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer granola, in pan, to rack to cool stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes. Stir in dried fruit.

Granola keeps, frozen or in airtight container for 1 month

Courtesy of Smitten Kitchen

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