Cherry Almond Granola

Cherry Almond Granola

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup unsweetened apple juice concentrate
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 teaspoons almond extract
6 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups dried cherries or cranberries
1 cup slivered almonds
Fat free vanilla yogurt (optional)

In a saucepan, combine 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 oats, cherries and almonds. Drizzle with sugar mixture and mix well. Spread in a thin layer in two 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pans coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. cool completely.

Serve with yogurt if desired. Store in an airtight container.


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