Homemade Granola (24 1/4 cup serving, about 6 cups)
4 cups of oats
2 cups of choice nuts
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup dried fruit
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla paste
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon salt
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all dry ingredients in mixer bowl. Stir on low until well-combined.
In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients. Slowly drizzle wet ingredients into dry ingredients with mixer on low.
Generously spray sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Turn the granola mixture out onto a heavily-sprayed rimmed sheet pan. Spread granola out evenly all the way to the edges using a stiff metal spatula. You can also press the granola mixture into the rimmed baking sheet by placing a second rimmed baking sheet on top of the one holding the granola and pressing down firmly.
Bake in heated oven at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. If using a dark sheet pan, you may need less time, around 20 to 25 minutes. If you want a chunky granola, don’t stir; if you like a loose granola, stir twice while baking.
Remove from oven and let cool completely in pan. Break up into chunks and store in airtight container.