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Best Granola Ever

No recipe image available.Wholesome ingredients like oatmeal, pecans and cranberries are combined to make this homemade granola. This recipe is so simple, granola may become a staple in your house for breakfasts and snacks.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 cups of old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup cooking (vegetable) oil
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup dried cranberries

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat over to 300°F (150°C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix the oats, pecans, salt and cinnamon. In a saucepan warm the oil and honey and stir in the vanilla. Carefully pour the liquid over the oat mixture. Stir gently with a wooden spoon until the mixture is evenly coated.
  3. Spread the granola onto a large cookie sheet (15x10x1-inch).
  4. Bake 40 minutes, stirring carefully every 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Stir in dried cranberries.

Makes 9 to 10 servings.

Storage: Store granola in an air-tight container at room temperature for one week or in the freezer for 3 months.

Recipe courtesy of Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers. Cheryl and Joan are sisters, the mothers of five children and founders of Fresh Baby ( ). They are the creators of the award-winning So Easy Baby Food Kit and Good Clean Fun Placemats, available at many fine specialty stores and national chains including Target and Whole Foods Markets.