Dried Fruit & Walnut Granola

Dried Fruit & Walnut Granola

Make this recipe ahead of time and enjoy the tasty granola as a breakfast parfait or an afternoon snack. The toasted walnuts, whole grains and dried fruit make this a filling choice. 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups quick cooking (not instant) rolled oats
  • 2 cups natural wheat bran
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped California walnuts
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins (or dried cranberries, chopped dried apples, apricots, or other mixed dried fruit)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together oatmeal, bran, walnuts and sesame seeds.
  2. In small microwaveable bowl, combine honey, and vanilla; microwave on high for about 20 seconds or until runny. Stir to mix; pour over dry ingredients and toss to coat well.
  3. Spread evenly in large, shallow baking pan and bake at 300°F for about 30 minutes, or until golden, stirring two or three times. Cool completely. It will crisp as it cools. Stir in raisins and store in airtight container.