Preparation / Directions:
Combine cereals, coconut, almonds, 5 1/2 teaspoons equal for recipes or 18 packets equal sweetener or 3/4 cup equal spoonful in bowl.
Heat preserves, margarine, spices and maple extact in small saucepan untill bubbly; drizzle over cereal mixture and toss to coat evenly.
Bake mixture on large jelly roll pan in preheated 350 degree oven 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Stir in fruit bits and bake 5 minutes longer. Cool 5 minutes; sprinkle with 1 3/4 teaspoons equal for recipes or 6 packets equal sweetener or 1/4 cup equal spoonful and toss. Cool completely; store in airtight container
TIPS Granola can be eaten as a snack or as a breakfast cereal with milk
Unsweetened coconut can be purchased in health food stores