The problem with store-bought granola is that it always seems to skimp on one ingredient or another -- the one that happens to be your favorite, of course. When you make it yourself, you can adjust the proportions to your liking. Add more dried fruit for sweetness and texture, nuts for richness, even a little vanilla or apple cider for flavor. A good basic recipe might include any or all of the following: toasted coconut, figs, dried cranberries, wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, almonds, and rolled oats.
Martha Stewart Living, October 1998