On top of his new found wellness, he also retired the end of April, so now I have an at-home-hubby who needs things to do. Well, there is tennis and I had him clean out the garage, but when I said I was going to Publix to grocery shop, he said, "I want to go." Oh ladies, I'm not use to this, but gave in and let him tag along. As we went down the cereal aisle, he said he wanted to get some granola to eat for breakfast and eat healthy. However, after showing him the packaging info, I said, "I'll make you some!" So I did!
Vanilla~Almond Granola with Dried Fruit
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup Maple syrup
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
4 tsp. Vanilla extract
5 cups Old Fashioned Oats
2 cups sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 325F-degrees.
In a large bowl, whisk the "wet" ingredients (the first 5) together. Add the oats and almonds and stir until everything is evenly coated. Spread the mixture into a rimmed baking sheet and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until golden brown, stirring every 10-15 minutes to ensure even browning.