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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cooking with Basic Food Storage: Cherry Almond Granola

This mouthwatering granola concoction is great for snacking or as an ice cream or yogurt topping.  Mmmm!  Enjoy!

Cherry Almond Granola

3 Cups rolled oats
1 Cup slivered almonds
¼ Cup, plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
¼ Cup, plus 2 tablespoons honey
¼ Cup Vegetable oil
¾ tsp salt
1 Cup {or more} dried cherries
1 small package slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a large bowl, combine oats, cherries, nuts and brown sugar. In a separate bowl, combine honey, oil and salt. Combine both mixtures and pour onto a jelly roll pan. Cook for 1 hour and 15 min.,  stirring every 15 minutes. Allow to cool and store in an air tight container.

Sources:  Recipe:  Alton Brown, Photo:  Kate @ The Gaines Gang