A Sister's Request
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Serves: 24-30 bars
  • 3 cups of oats (old fashioned or quick oats)
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • ⅔ cups honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons oil (vegetable, sunflower, melted coconut)
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • ⅓ cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped dates
  • ***You may substitute your favorite dried fruits for any of these; for sweet treats try dark chocolate chips!***
  • ½ cup whole natural almonds
  1. Spread the oats evenly onto an ungreased baking sheet and preheat the oven to 350. Bake the oats, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes until they take on a nice toasty brown color.
  2. Pour the toasted oats into a large bowl. Line an 8X8 pan with foil or parchment paper.
  3. In a small sauce pan combine the brown sugar, honey, vanilla, and oil. Bring it to a slow boil over medium heat stirring frequently until the sugars are dissolved. Pour this mixture over the oats. Add the dried fruit to the bowl with the oats and then stir everything together until it's evenly coated.
  4. Dump the contents of the bowl into the prepared pan and press firmly into place (wet hands help).
  5. Scatter the almonds across the top of the granola and then lay a piece of foil or parchment paper over everything. Press, press, press everything into place. Leave the foil over the granola until it's completely cooled (1-2 hours), then remove the granola from the pan and cut into bars. Wrap individually and store in an airtight container.
Recipe by Sugar Dish Me at https://www.sugardishme.com/a-sisters-request/