Breakfast & Brunch

Breakfast Granola

3 cups old-fashioned oats
2 cups crisp rice cereal
1/2 cup wheat germ, toasted
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons sunflower kernels
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Fat-free plain yogurt, optional

In a large bowl, combine the oats, cereal, wheat germ, milk powder, almonds, sugar, sunflower kernels and salt. In a saucepan, combine the orange juice, honey and oil. Heat for 3-4 minutes over medium heat until honey is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in the extracts. Pour over the oat mixture; stir to coat. Transfer to a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until crisp, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove and cool completely on a wire rack. Stir in dried fruits. Store in an airtight container. Serve with yogurt if desired.