Great Fruity Maple Granola
4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
2 cups sliced almonds
¾ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup butter
½ cup maple syrup
1½ cups Traina sun-dried Apricots, diced
1 cup Traina sun-dried Cherries
1 cup Traina dried Cranberries
1 cup roasted, unsalted walnut pieces
Preheat oven to 350º F. Toss the oats, coconut, and almonds together in a large bowl.
Whisk together the oil, butter and maple syrup in a small bowl. Pour over the oat mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until the oats and nuts are coated.
Pour into a 13” X 18” X 1” silpat lined baking sheet. Bake at 350˚ for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove granola from the oven and allow to cool. Add the apricots, cherries, cranberries and walnuts.