Created by Puppitypup on July 24, 2014
Step 1: Heat oven to 350 degrees, preferably convection. Grease a 11 x 15 shiny rimmed baking sheet. I spray the bowls, the spatulas and the measuring cup too. Then nothing sticks.
Step 2: In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients except the oats, nuts and fruit. The lower amount of oil works, and that's what I use when I'm dieting. But the increased amount makes the cereal more crispy.
Step 3: Measure oats and nuts into a large bowl, pour mixture over and stir well.
Step 4: Spread evenly in the pan and bake for nine minutes. Stir and bake 7-8 more minutes. If making more than one batch, bake subsequent batches 1 minutes less.
Step 5: Cool completely, then mix in chocolate and dried fruit if desired.
Step 6: Cereal keeps best in zip-tied plastic bread bags (the kind you can buy at the store) in the original oats canisters. I have kept it in tupperware, but the cereal doesn't stay as crisp.