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Great Granola with Cherries and Almonds

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Described by many as “the best granola … ever.” Need we say more?

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • ½ cups Wheat Germ
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ⅓ cups Sliced Almonds
  • ⅓ cups Sweetened, Flaked Coconut
  • ¼ cups Maple Syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons Flavorless Oil (such As Vegetable Or Canola)
  • 2 Tablespoons Warm Water
  • ¾ teaspoons Almond Extract
  • ⅓ cups Dried Cherries

Preparation

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 275 degrees. Mix oats, wheat germ, salt, almonds and coconut in a medium bowl. Heat syrup, oil, water, and almond extract to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat. Drizzle over oat mixture and stir to combine. Pour mixture into a 13-by 9-inch pan coated with vegetable cooking spray. Working a handful at a time, squeeze cereal to form small clumps. Bake for 30 minutes. Stir in cherries. Continue to bake until golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes longer. Let cool and serve. (Can be stored in an airtight tin for 1 month.)

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erinh213 on 6.7.2011

I could make this now without going to the store if I leave out the wheat germ. Will that be ok?

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ClaireS on 6.6.2011

Thank you so much for posting! I am so tired of buying “all natural” granola at the store and it tasting like the plastic bag it comes in when I pour it on my yogurt or cereal bowl. Fresh (and homemade) is always best!

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newchef on 8.31.2012

This is one of the best granola recipes I have ever tasted! I will be making this again and again!

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heidimay18 on 4.19.2011

These granola smells amazing while you’re making it! We loved this, but I would double the cherries next time.

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