Cherry-Almond Granola

Cherry Almond Granola parfait with yogurt and berries
Cherry Almond Granola parfait with yogurt and berries

Cherry Almond Granola

This delicious chewy and crunchy granola is so easy and delicious. Try it with yogurt and fruit for a sweet breakfast or snack sensation.

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup unsweetened apple juice concentrate
2 T. vegetable oil
3 t. almond extract
8 cups old-fashioned oats
1-1/2 cups dried cherries or
cranberries
1 c. chopped or slivered almonds

In a saucepan, combine the first five ingredients. 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 sugar mixture and mix well. Spread in a thin layer in two 15 X 10 X 1 pans coated with nonstick spray. Bake at 375 degrees 20-30 minutes, until golden brown,
stirring occasionally. Store in an airtight container.

Yield: 3 quarts (24 half-cup servings)

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