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Crunchy Fruit and Almond Granola

Crunchy Fruit and Almond Granola

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

 


Directions

Heat oven to 350°.  Coat baking sheet with sides with vegetable cooking spray.  In heavy, 3-quart saucepan over low heat, mix sugar, honey, sesame oil, cinnamon, vanilla and almond extract.  Stir and cook just until sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat.  Mix in oats and sesame seeds to coat completely.  Spread evenly on baking sheet.  Bake in center of oven 10 minutes.  Stir, then sprinkle whole and sliced almonds on top.  Continue to bake 10 minutes to toast almonds.  Cool completely in pan, then pour into large bowl and mix with cranberries and raisins blend thoroughly.  Store in airtight container up to 2 weeks.  For each serving, spoon 1/2 cup yogurt into bowl; top with 1/2 cup granola and 1/2 banana, sliced.

Makes about 4 1/2 cups granola (9 servings)

Nutritional Analysis

Per Serving (1/2 cup)

Calories 406
Protein 14g
Carbohydrates 68g
Fiber 5g
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 2mg
Calcium 278mg
Magnesium 122mg
Potassium 774mg
Sodium 234mg
Courtesy of the Almond Board of California