This is yummy in a bowl with milk, sprinkled on yogurt, or just eaten by the handful!
4 cups rolled oats
1 cup wheat germ
1 cup chopped walnuts, pecans, or slivered almonds
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup water
1 (6-ounce) package dried sweetened cranberries or other dried fruits such as cherries, raisins, coconut, or pineapple
Heat the oven to 300º. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, wheat germ, nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the oil, honey, and water. Toss the mixture until the ingredients are well combined, then spread it evenly on a cookie sheet.Bake the granola for 40 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring every 10 minutes to keep the mixture from sticking. Let it cool completely, then stir in the cranberries or dried fruit. Makes about 7 cups.