5 cups whole oats
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup whole almonds
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 cup unsalted peanuts
1 cup raisins
1 cup craisins
1 cup chocolate chips of your choice
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup honey
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Mix dry ingredients (nuts, brown sugar, chocolate, raisins, craisins and salt) in a big bowl.
Heat honey and maple syrup in microwave for 45 seconds; add vegetable oil and vanilla to honey and syrup mixture. Pour over dry ingredients.
Mix well. Coat 13X8 jelly roll pan (see note) with 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil then add granola, evenly and firmly press down.
Bake at 225º for 90 minutes. Do not stir granola while baking. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Cut into bars with sharp knife. Store in airtight container.
Note: If you don't have a jelly roll pan you can substitute a cooking sheet with 1-inch sides. You can also use several smaller pans.
Makes 56 bars.