This granola makes a yummy family breakfast or snack while you are wrapping presents. If you have holiday visitors, put some out in the morning with carafes of milk and coffee. Or enlist a friend to make the granola and pack it up in pretty bags for gifts for teachers, neighbors or co-workers.
The Cooking With Friends Kitchen
4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 cup chopped almonds (or pecans)
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
5 ounces dried cherries
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients together (except for dried fruit) and spread evenly onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake until golden about 20-25 minutes. Cool and break apart adding any additional ingredients like raisins or other dried fruit. Store in an air tight container for a few months.
Makes 5 Cups