Dried cranberries give this Homemade Granola a new taste. If you prefer a traditional granola that saves a little money, too, substitute raisins or currants for the dried cranberries.
3 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
3/4 cup coarsely chopped almonds
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup water
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a large, shallow baking pan. Combine oats, pecans, almonds and coconut and spread in prepared pan.
Combine molasses, brown sugar, water and oil in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Pour over oat mixture.
Bake oat mixture for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
Stir in raisins and cranberries. Bake for 15 minutes longer, stirring every 5 minutes. Cool. Store in an airtight container.
Homemade Granola tip: Rolled oats are also sometimes labeled old-fashioned oats. You can also use quick-cooking oats in this recipe.