Perfect Homemade Granola

8 cups

If you prefer some other dried fruit, such as cranberries, you can add them to this mix.


  • Vegetable oil cooking spray

  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped almonds

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped pecans

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped dried cherries

  • ½ cup sweetened coconut flakes

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Pinch of salt

  • cup vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup honey

  • ½ 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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