4 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans or mixture of both
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
1 cup raisins
1cup dried cranberries
Optional (1 cup chopped apricots,dates, figs or other dried fruit)
Preheat oven to 325 F. In medium/large bowl mix the oats, almonds, walnuts or pecans, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. In a small saucepan warm the oil and honey.
Carefully pour the liquid over the oat mixture. Stir gently with a wooden spoon. Spread granola in a 15x10 inch baking pan lined with parchment paper for easy clean up.
Bake 40 minutes, stirring carefully every 10 minutes. Let it cool completely before stirring in dried fruits. Store granola in a container or self-sealing plastic bag.