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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 205.9
  • Total Fat: 5.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.6 mg
  • Sodium: 221.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 5.3 g

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Cherry Almond Granola

Submitted by: FOODIEWIFE
Cherry Almond Granola

Introduction

I discovered this recipe about 5 years ago in a magazine. This has become a family staple. My favorite power snack is 1/2 cup of this granola with 1 cup of non-fat vanilla yogurt.
I store this in an air-tight container, but it is gone within the week.
I've tweaked a couple of things, in that I prefer dried cranberries instead of dried cherries.
I discovered this recipe about 5 years ago in a magazine. This has become a family staple. My favorite power snack is 1/2 cup of this granola with 1 cup of non-fat vanilla yogurt.
I store this in an air-tight container, but it is gone within the week.
I've tweaked a couple of things, in that I prefer dried cranberries instead of dried cherries.

Number of Servings: 24

Ingredients

    1 cup packed brown sugar
    1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
    1/2 cup honey
    1/3 cup unsweetened apple juice concentrate*
    2 Tbsp. canola oil
    3 tsp. almond extract
    6 cups old-fashioned oats
    1 1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries
    1 cup slivered almonds

    *do NOT use apple juice! You need to use apple juice concentrate. I have been unsuccessful in finding unsweetened apple juice concentrate, so I calculate the nutrition for sweetened apple juice concentrate.

Directions

Preheat oven to 375F. Ideally, prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper or you can spray with non-stick spray.

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

Spread a thin layer in two 15X10X1 inch baking pans.
Bake at 375F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
IMPORTANT: Do not over bake the granola. The sugar content can cause the recipe to burn, so keep a watchful eye. Though the granola may not "appear" baked, it is. It will firm as the sugar cools.

Cool completely.
YIELD: 3 Quarts

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FOODIEWIFE.






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