Homemade Granola

Any favorite dried fruit can be substituted for the cherries.

  • Yield: Makes 8 cups
Homemade Granola


  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, stir together oats, almonds, pecans, cherries, coconut, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

  2. In a small saucepan, combine oil, honey, and sugar. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Drizzle syrup over oat mixture; toss with a wooden spoon. Pour granola onto sheet pan and spread evenly. Bake, stirring occasionally, until golden (about 25 minutes). Let granola cool completely on a wire rack. Break it into chunks and store in an airtight container.


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