1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup water
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon kosher salt
8 cups old fashioned rolled oats (not instant or steel cut)
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1 cup almonds, coarsely chopped
Heat oven to 275F.
Line baking sheets with parchment.
Combine brown sugar and water in a microwavable bowl or measuring cup.
Microwave on 'High' for 5 minutes, until sugar is dissolved.
Remove from microwave, stir in salt and vanilla.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine oats and nuts.
Add the brown sugar mixture and stir to coat evenly.
Spread on cookie sheets and bake for about 1 hour, until oats and nuts are roasted.
When granola has cooled completely, store in an air-tight container.Note: I have found that it keeps better if I don't mix dried fruit in for storage and just add to individual portions. (Serves 10-12.)