Cherry Almond Granola

1 cup packed brown sugar

½ cup powdered milk

½ cup honey

1/3 cup 100% cherry juice

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 tablespoon almond extract

5 ½ cups old fashioned oats

¼ cup wheat germ

¼ cup oat bran

½ cup millet

1 ½ cups dried cherries

1 cup slivered almonds

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a small saucepan, stir together the sugar, powdered milk, honey, juice, and oil. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the extract.

In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour the sugar mixture over the oats and stir well.

Spread the oatmeal over a large baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring 2-3 times. Reduce the heat to 250 and bake for 20 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

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