My only mistake in making this recipe was introducing it to my husband. For the last year it has become his favorite way to start out the day. When I get close to running out, it is brought to my attention quickly. I use my own dried strawberries and other fruits that do not have added sugar.
If you don't want too much, you can always cut this recipe in half.
1Adjust oven rack to upper middle position and heat oven to 325 derees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
2Whisk maple syrup, brown sugar, honey, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk in liquid vegetable oil or coconut oil.
3fold in milled flax seed, soy protein powder, dis-solvable fiber, if desired.
4Fold in nuts until thoroughly coated.
5Fold in oats until thoroughly coated.
6Spread this mixture evenly on prepared baking sheet and use a stiff spatula (sprayed with pam) until the oat mixture is very compressed.
7Bake until lightly browned 40-45 minutes. Rotate the pan once, halfway through baking. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
8Meantime, while granola is cooling, cut up your dried fruit. I like to use the ones that I dry without added sugar, but you can use any from the store too. Sometimes I supplement with cranberries, chopped prunes, or commercial blueberries if mine are not available.
9Break the granola into pieces of desired size and stir in dried fruit.