I found the recipe below and decided to make some granola for snacking. This weekend we went with a group of friends to New Haven, CT for the Harvard vs. Yale football game. I knew that a ziploc bag of this yummy granola would be the perfect snack for the long car ride. All of our travel buddies were please with the results - thank you, Oh Nuts!
Adapted from Cooking Light November 2004
Yield: 5 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup apple cider
- 2 cups regular oats
- 2/3 cup whole shelled pistachios
- 2/3 cup nutlike cereal nuggets (such as Grape-Nuts)
- 2/3 cup dried sweet cherries
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Combine sugar and cider in a large nonstick skillet; cook over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. (The sugar to liquid ration may seem incorrect when you first measure it out, but the sugar does eventually dissolve into the cider.)
Stir in oats and remaining ingredients; cook 5 minutes or until granola is lightly browned, stirring frequently.
Cool completely. Store in an airtight container up to a week.
Serve over yogurt, as a snack in handfuls or in a bowl of milk like a breakfast cereal.