Almond Granola

½ Recipe (about 4 ½ cups)

2T. + 2t. Maple Syrup

2T. + 2t. brown sugar

2 tsp. vanilla

¼ tsp. salt

¼ c. vegetable Oil

2 ½ c. old fashioned rolled oats

1 c. sliced, raw almonds

1 c. dried fruit

Whole Recipe (about 9 cups)

1/3 c. Maple Syrup

1/3 c. brown sugar

4 tsp. vanilla

½ tsp. salt

½ c. vegetable Oil

5 c. old fashioned rolled oats

10 oz. sliced, raw almonds

2c. dried fruit

  1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Whisk maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in large bowl. Whisk in oil. Fold in oats and almonds until thoroughly coated.
  4. Transfer oat mixture to prepared baking sheet and spread across sheet into thin, even layer. Using stiff metal spatula, compress oat mixture until very compact.
  5. Bake until lightly browned, 40-45 minutes rotating pan once halfway through baking.
  6. Remove granola from oven and cool on wire rack to room temperature, about one hour.
  7. Break cooled granola into pieces of desired size. Stir in dried fruit.
  8. Store in airtight container for up to two weeks.