Easy, Homemade Granola

(adapted fromĀ Baked)


Ingredients


2 cups rolled oats

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2/3 cup whole almonds

1 cup dried cherries

2 to 4 tablespoons mini chocolate chips (depending how much chocolate you like)


Preparation


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment.


In a large bowl toss oats with cinnamon and salt.


In medium bowl stir together oil, honey, brown sugar, and vanilla until combined.


Pour honey mixture over oat mixture, and stir together. The use your hands to finish mixing and break up any clumps.


Spread the mixture evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.


Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven, and lift and flip granola with a metal spatula. At Flour I was taught to pull all the granola toward the center of the sheet pan and then to re-spread it out. This method works really well.


Sprinkle the almonds over the granola, and bake for 5 minutes. Again, lift and flip the granola.


Return the pan to the oven, and bake the granola for another 10 minutes.


Remove from oven, and let cool completely.


Transfer the granola to an airtight container, breaking up any large clumps as you do (unless you like the large clumps!).


Sprinkle cherries and mini chocolate chips on top, and mix them into the granola with your hands.


The granola will keep for 1 week.


-Delicious Dishings