This is one of the better recipes I have found for Granola. It is not my own, but from my friend Ina Garten… Well actually we’ve never met, but I feel like we would be friends if I did meet her. She makes uncompromisingly good food. I like this recipe because it has sweetness from honey, and toasted coconut. You can also alter it anyway you would like and add or omit any type of nut or dried fruit. When I lived in the Midwest, flax seeds were prevalent and cheap, so I added those.
Earlier this summer, I dehydrated a bunch of blueberries I harvested from my blueberry bushes with the idea to make this granola. I have to say it was a very good idea.
I usually store my granola in mason jars and place them in the freezer, but a plastic bag or Tupperware works as well.
4 cups of Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
2 cups of Sliced Almonds
2 cups of shredded coconut (sweetened)
3/4 cup of Vegetable oil
1/2 cup of quality honey
Dried fruit to your liking
Mix dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, and mix the honey and vegetable oil in separate bowl until homogeneous. Add the oil/honey mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well. Layer granola on cookie sheets and place in a 350 F oven. Stir mixture every five minutes until the granola is golden brown. Total cooking time is about 20 minutes. Let it cool on the cookie sheets and then scrape off with a metal spatula. Add your dried fruit to the mixture and store in the freezer.