This is probably the very last time you'll want to use your oven this summer, but why not celebrate the ending of school by having breakfast for dinner.
The Hero lies in you.
1 1/2 c. finely chopped mixed, dried fruit (my favorite is craisins, dates, and apricots)
2 TBSP orange juice (for extra flavor, use frozen consentrate)
1 tsp grated fresh ginger (powdered is absolutely not the same flavor)
1/2 c. maple syrup
2 c. rolled, or quick oats (depending on how course you like your cereal)
Preheat oven to 325. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the fruit, orange juice, ginger, and the maple syrup. Cook on high for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes, or until hot. Add the oats and toss to coat.
Grease a jelly-roll pan. Spread the granola evenly, and bake for 20 - 30 minutes, stirring ever 5 minutes or until the mixture is crisp and golden. Allow to cool, then store in an airtight container. Makes 4 cups.