Reprinted with permission from JoyofKosher.com (Courtesy of Tamar).
I love home made granola, you can change the flavor to your liking and it is a great snack on its own or with a yogurt.
1 cup dried fruit (raisins, craisins, cherries, apricots)
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup shelled hemp seed (or flaxseed)
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup nuts of choice (slivered almonds, chopped walnuts)
1/4 cup wheat germ
3 cups rolled oats
Preheat oven to 375 F. In a large bowl, combine oats, nuts, wheat germ and hemp seeds.
In a small pot slowly heat brown sugar, maple syrup, oil, salt, cinnamon and vanilla together. Heat until sugar is dissolved.
Pour over oat mixture and mix well. Lay granola on a large sheet pan. Sprinkle with a little water and smush handfuls with your hands.
Cook for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven and transfer to a bowl, add dried fruit and store in an airtight container.