ATK Classic Granola

This is probably the best granola I've ever made. You can get as creative as you'd like with the dried ingredients as long as you have 5 1/2 C of it. The same goes for the liquid ingredients. The oil needs to stay the same, but the ratio of honey and maple syrup can be tinkered with or substituted with another liquid sweetener.
3 C rolled oats
1 C walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 C almonds, coarsely chopped
1/2 C sesame seeds

1/3 C vegetable oil
1/4 C maple syrup
1/4 C honey

1 C dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, dates, apricots, chopped prunes) 
Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 325 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients together. 

Heat the oil and sugars in a small saucepan until warm, then pour over the dry ingredients and toss to coat. Spread the granola evenly over a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake, stirring every 5 minutes, until the granola is light golden brown, about 15 minutes. 

Stir in the dried fruit. Let the granola cool to room temperature. Loosen the dried granola with a spatula and store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.


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