Mix and Match Granola


3 cups rolled oats (not instant)
3 tbs. packed light brown sugar
1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
1/2 c. honey
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. small dice dried fruit

Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, and salt. Pour in the honey and oil and mix until oats are coated. Spread mixture in a thin layer on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, then stir. Continue baking until granola is golden brown, about 5-15 minutes more. Remove granola and let cool, about 20 minutes. Add in fruit. Store in an air-tight container for about 2 weeks.

More things to add to granola:

Before Baking:

1 tsp. extract (vanilla, cinnamon, ect.)
½ cup coarsely chopped nuts (almonds, pumpkin seeds, peanuts)
1/2 cup peanut butter, Nutella, Biscoff spread, any type of nut butter (instead of honey)
1 tbs. of dried spices (cinnamon, black pepper, nutmeg, cardamom, cayenne pepper)
1-2 tbs. chia seeds, wheat bran, wheat germ, flax seeds
1/2 c. maple syrup, molasses (instead of honey)
1/2 c. olive oil, brown butter (instead of vegetable oil)
1/2 c. crushed Oreos, cookies, graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce (Savory granola)
1 tsp. Tabasco sauce or other hot sauce
1 tbs. dried herbs (basil, oregano, rosemary)

After Baking:

1/2 cup dried/candied fruit (ginger, apples, cherries, strawberries, craisins)
1/2 cup chocolate chips, M&Ms, any chocolate candy
1/4 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 cup cereal (Cheerios, Chex, Frosted Flakes, Rice Cereal)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese (Savory granola)
2-3 tbs. bacon bits

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