Granola makes a healthy and sweet breakfast dish, whether you choose to eat it on top of yogurt, in a bowl with milk or just on its own. The nuts and dried fruit in this recipe are also totally customizable -- so feel free to adjust to your own preference.
- 1/2 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 egg whites
- 2 Tablespoons canola oil
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon, preferably McCormick Ground Cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract, preferably McCormick All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract
- 2 Cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 Cup chopped almonds
- 1/2 Cup dried cherries
Preheat oven to 250°F.
Mix brown sugar, egg whites, oil, cinnamon and vanilla in small bowl until well blended. Set aside.
Place oats and almonds in large bowl.
Add egg white mixture; toss until evenly coated.
Spread evenly on foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
Bake 30 minutes, stirring halfway through cook time.
Cool completely on wire rack.
Stir in dried cherries.
Store in airtight container up to 1 week.