Crunchy Almond and Fruit Granola

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Crunchy Almond and Fruit Granola
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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup whole natural almonds
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup Golden raisins
  • 4 1/2 cups nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 4 1/2 bananas

Preparation

Preparation

1 Heat oven to 350°. Coat baking sheet with sides with vegetable cooking spray.

2  In heavy, 3-quart saucepan over low heat, mix sugar, honey, sesame oil, cinnamon, vanilla and almond extract.

3 Stir and cook just until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Mix in oats and sesame seeds to coat completely.

4  Spread evenly on baking sheet. Bake in center of oven 10 minutes. Stir, then sprinkle whole and sliced almonds on top.

5 Continue to bake 10 minutes to toast almonds.

6 Cool completely in pan, then pour into large bowl and mix with cranberries and raisins blend thoroughly.

7 Store in airtight container up to 2 weeks.

8 For each serving, spoon 1/2 cup yogurt into bowl; top with 1/2 cup granola and 1/2 banana, sliced.

Source: Almond Board of California