This granola would be the perfect thing to put into a cute container to give to people you'd like to recognize this time of year. Your hairdresser, neighbors, teachers, or co-workers. This recipe makes a lot - about 16 cups.
As in most granola, the main ingredient is oats. I also added pecans, walnuts, pistachios, sunflower kernels, dry roasted pepitas, almonds, coconut, butterscotch chips and dried cranberries.
If you don't have some of the ingredients listed in this recipe, use whatever you'd like to make up about 6 cups of dry ingredients (not counting the chocolate chips or dried cranberries, which are added after the mixture comes out of the oven).
A mixture of brown sugar, salt, maple syrup, honey, coconut oil, molasses, cinnamon and vanilla is heated and put over the dry ingredients. Spread all that goodness on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring a couple times. It's hard to stop eating this!