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Good Morning Granola

Good Morning Granola

Good Morning Granola is a great way to start your morning and keep you going. Granola packed with healthy ingredients including oats, wheat germ and almonds.

Ingredients

4 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup orange juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey
2 teaspoons oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup dried cranberries
Reduced-fat plain yogurt, optional

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice, honey and oil. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the ehat; stir in vanilla. Pour over oat mixture and mix well.

Transfer to a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Stir in dried fruits. Store in an airtight container. Serve with yogurt, if desired.

Recipe Note

If you don't have both dried cherries or cranberries, just double the amount of the one you do have for equally delicious results.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 7-1/2 cups.
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 206; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: trace; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 21mg Carbohydrates: 40g; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 5g
Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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