Tassajara Granola

Author:Inspired by Tassajara Recipe Book
Category:Main Courses


4 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups almonds, sliced
1 cups sunflower seeds
3/4 cups safflower, or soy oil
1/2 cups honey
1/2 cups maple syrup or honey
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
pinch ground cloves
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 cups raisins, currant, dried apricots, figs, or prunes, dates, cut into small bite-sized chunks
1/4 cups texturized vegetable protein


  1. Put the oats, chopped almonds, and sunflower seeds in a large bowl
  2. Combine the oil, sweeteners, vanilla, almond extract, spices and salt. Heat this mixture in a saucepan until it becomes watery
  3. Pour the oil mixture over the dry ingredients, tossing until everything is moistened.
  4. Spread the mixture in a large baking pan or on a cookie sheet.
  5. Bake in the middle of the 325F oven for about 20 minutes, or until the granola turns golden, stirring every 5 minutes so the mixture toast uniformly.
  6. Transfer to a large bowl or cool baking pan and toss occasionally until the granola is thoroughly cool and dry.
  7. Add the dried fruit and toss to mix.
  8. Store in a tightly covered container.