need a quick on-the-go snack?  whip up a big batch of this honey cinnamon granola and you're set!  when you're done preparing the granola, pre-package into ziplock baggies to take with you anywhere.  i made this batch with raisins.
> Ingredients:
3 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 cups of add-ins (I used raisins; but you can use just about anything you can think of!  Other good add-ins include dried figs, dried cherries, dried apples, walnuts, pistachios, almonds, chocolate chips etc.)

> Directions:
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Whisk together the brown sugar, canola oil, honey, vanilla extract, salt, and ground cinnamon.
- Pour over oats and mix well.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.  Spread mixture on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown (stirring every 5 minutes).
- Let cool, then transfer to a large bowl and stir in your chosen add-ins.

This granola mix tastes great with yogurt.  The longer you let the oats brown in the oven, the crunchier they will get.  I think the crunchy version tastes great as a cereal.  What do you like to add to your granola?

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