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Cherry Granola

Cherry GranolaRecipe courtesy of the Cherry Marketing Institute.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/2 cup sunflower kernels
3/4 cup honey
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups dried tart cherries

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine oats, pecans, sunflower kernels, in a large mixing bowl. Combine honey, melted butter, vanilla extract and cinnamon.
  2. Pour over oat mixture, and stir until all ingredients are well-coated. Spread mixture on 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown, stirring mixture every 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven. Stir in cherries. Cool mixture completely. Store tightly covered at room temperature up to 1 week.

Makes about 14 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/2 cup): Calories: 269; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 11mg; Total Carbs: 41g; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 5g; Sodium: 32mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Cherry Marketing Institute.