Cherry Granola

Cherrilicious!

Cherrilicious!

Enjoy this tasty granola as is or add it to your favourite yogurt for a quick breakfast or snack.

Recipe adapted from Bonny Reichert. The Globe and Mail June 5, 2010.

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Pour ¼ cup maple syrup over the oat mixture and toss to coat.
  3. Spread on prepared cookie sheet. Drizzle the remaining ¼ cup maple syrup on top.
  4. Bake until light golden (approximately 30 minutes) stirring once or twice.
  5. Place cookie sheet on cooling rack to cool. Mix in 1 cup dried fruit. Store in an air-tight container.

*Also enjoy with: 1 tsp pure vanilla extract, quinoa flakes, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds.

INGREDIENTS

  • Large Flake Oats - 2 cups
  • Unsweetened Shredded Coconut -1 cup
  • Maple Syrup - 1/2 cup
  • Canola Oil - 1/3 cup
  • Mixed Nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans) - ½ cup
  • Dried Fruit (dried cherries, blueberries, apricots, etc) - 1 cup