In a small bowl mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, honey and oil. Set aside.
Mix the dried cranberries and raisins in a small bowl and pour the orange juice over the dried fruit and toss. Let them soak while you're mixing up the rest of the recipe.
Into a very large bowl mix the oats, nuts, 1 cup of coconut and orange zest. Toss until everything is evenly distributed.
Pour the brown sugar mixture over the oats mixture and toss to evenly coat all the oats and nuts. If it seems a little dry add some of the orange juice and mix. Start out with about 2 tablespoons of the orange juice and adjust. You don't want the granola soaking wet.
Divide between two large baking sheets. Do not add the cranberries and raisins yet.
Bake the granola for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Half way through the baking time pull the sheets out of the oven and toss.
Remove the granola from the oven. Drain the cranberries and raisins. Divide the fruit between the two trays and toss.
Cool slightly and add the ½ reserved coconut and toss again.
Allow granola to cool completely before storing in an airtight container or packaging up in individual holiday packaging.
Recipe Expert Tips
Cooling: Granola may seem a little damp after baking. As it cools the last of the moisture will evaporate.
Storing: Allow granola to cool completely before storing. Store the granola in an airtight container to keep it fresh.
Serving: Homemade granola can be sprinkled over yogurt, eaten out of hand as a snack or added to oatmeal or cereal.
Gifting: Homemade granola can be packaged in jars or bags and added to a gift basket.