Honey Granola

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Granola is probably the thing I make most in my kitchen (save cookies and egg white sandwiches). I always like trying new recipes. This one is a winner. I started with a recipe from Joy of Baking and tweaked it. Turned out great.

3 cups oats
1/2 cup whole raw almonds (I buy in the bulk bins at WF and just keep in my freezer)
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raw pepitas
1/2 T wheat germ
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/3 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup honey
2 T light brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup dried cherries

Mix dry. Melt over low heat wet and sugar. Toss together. Bake on rimmed cooking sheet (sprayed) at 325 for 10 minutes x 4. I like to set the timer for 10 minutes and stir or I will forget about it. Don’t let it get burnt – nothing worse in granola than burnt almonds.
Add in the cherries when granola is cooled completely.