Man it's awesome and only take a few minutes.
1 cup (4 ounces) hazelnuts
1 cup (4 ounces) unblanched almonds
1 cup (4 ounces) raw cashews
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
Grated zest of 1 orange
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
7-8 ounces dried raisins, dates, etc.
Whole milk yogurt
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F
Spread the nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet and
toast for about 8 minutes, or until lightly browned and
fragrant. Remove from the oven, leaving the oven on.
Transfer to a large plate and let cool. With a rolling
pin, crush the nuts until coarse.
In a medium bowl, stir the oil, maple syrup, brown sugar,
orange zest, and vanilla bean together. Add the oats and
stir gently to coat. spread the mixture on a baking sheet
and toast for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes
to encourage even browning.
Remove from the oven an let cool on the pan. Transfer the
granola to a bowl and toss with the dried fruit and crushed
Serve either with cold milk, or top with a the whole milk
yogurt and honey.