This recipe is inspired by the jar of granola I was given, as a parting gift from a decadent birthday meal, from Eleven Madison Park. I do not know why I have never made granola prior to this. It is embarrassingly simple yet the outcome is divine. I can easily envision myself gifting beautiful batches of homemade granola in mason jars with darling swatches of colorful cloth tied with twine. After my children leave for college when I start my own Dragonfly Inn, I would make fresh granola every morning for the early morning risers, alongside a beautiful fruit platter and homemade yogurt.
Please have fun with your granola mix! Blend whatever fruit and nuts you love but I recommend keeping the ratio of oats:fruits:nuts. Those with nut allergies, can assemble it with pumpkin seeds.