Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cherry Almond Granola

Cherry Almond Granola

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup unsweetened apple juice concentrate
2 T of canola oil
3 tsp almond extract
6 cups Old-Fashioned Oats
1 1/2 cups of dried cherries or cranberries
1 cup slivered almonds or pecans


In a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, milk powder, honey, apple juice concentrate and oil. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Stir in extract. In a large bowl, combine the oats, cherries and almonds. Drizzle with the sugar mixture and mix well.

Spread in a thin layer in two 15x10 baking pans coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Cool completely. Store in airtight container.

Uses or serving suggestions: Serve with skim milk for breakfast, top with vanilla yogurt or frozen yogurt for dessert.

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