With a food processor, finely grind 3 (of the 6) cups of the quick oats.
In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
Mix thoroughly and set aside.
In a small saucepan, over medium heat, stir together the wet ingredients until smooth.
Stir in the vanilla (and salt if using).
Remove from heat and pour over the oat mixture.
Mix until combined.
Let stand for 10 minutes.
Spread on lined baking sheet and place on rack in the middle of the oven.
Bake for approximately 30 minutes.
Stir and continue to bake for another 15 minutes.
Stir again and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until golden and toasted.
Turn off the oven and let it cool down. ( I usually make my granola in the evening and let it cool overnight in the oven).
Add you favourite dried fruit.
Store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
1 serving = 1/2 cupPlease keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. *recipe adapted from The Traveler's Lunchbox