-Old Fashioned Rolled Oats -Chopped Pecans -Unsweetened Coconut -Cooking Oil -Brown Sugar
-Honey -Cinnamon -Salt -Vanilla Extract -Dried Cranberries
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. I used old-fashioned rolled oats, chopped pecans, and unsweetened coconut. Do not add the dried fruit yet. Stir these ingredients together well.
Add cooking oil (or oil of choice), brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla extract into a small sauce pot. Stir and cook over medium heat until the brown sugar is melted (3-5 minutes).
Pour the sugar and oil mixture over the dry ingredients in the bowl.
Stir the two mixtures together until everything is very, VERY well coated in the oil and sugar. Make sure no dry spots remain.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, then spread the granola out onto the parchment in an even layer
Transfer the unbaked granola to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until it turns a deep golden brown.
Once the granola has baked and turned a deep golden brown color, remove it from the oven. Stir in the dried cranberries while it’s still warm and soft. Spread the granola out into an even layer again to cool.
Allow the granola to cool completely to room temperature. It will harden and crisp up as the sugars cool.