I am doctoring myself today with a fresh batch of homemade granola. Its pretty good if I say so myself! I made this batch with walnuts and figs but I have made others with apricots, blueberries, and almonds. I started making granola when I noticed how much the cereal we were buying was. In addition, my Mom had sent me about 4 metric tons of California walnuts and they were taking up valuable real estate in my freezer. I happen to think my recipe is pretty good. Its not too sweet and its not too clumpy - sometimes I have a problem chewing some of the granola with super clusters.
1/4 cup pomegranate molasses
1/3 cup oil (I use olive oil because thats what I have on hand, but I am looking for coconut oil in the future)
1/3 cup honey
3/4 cup chopped dried fruit
1 1/4 cup nuts
Combine the wet ingredients. Add the nuts and toss to coat. Add the oats and stir to combine. Spread on a cookie sheet and roast at 350 for about 15 minutes. Stir and roast until everything is a golden color. Remove from the oven and add the dried fruit. If you add the dried fruit before roasting it will get tooth-breakingly hard in the oven and make you not want to eat the granola.
Cool the granola on parchment paper and store it in an airtight container to keep it crispy. Serve with milk or over yogurt.