Vanilla-Scented Granola


Nonstick vegetable oil spray
4 Cups old-fashioned oats
1 Cup sliced almonds
1/2 Cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/3 Cup vegetable oil
1/4 Cup honey
2 Tbsp Vanilla sugar
3 tsp Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Paste


Position rack in middle of oven and preheat to 300°F. Lightly spray large baking sheet with nonstick spray. Mix next 5 ingredients in large bowl. Combine oil, honey, and sugar in small saucepan; bring to simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour hot liquid over oat mixture; stir well. Using hands, toss mixture until thoroughly mixed.

Spread granola on prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Transfer sheet to rack; cool granola completely.

(Can be made up to 2 weeks ahead. Store cooled granola in airtight container at room temperature.)