- 3 cups regular oats
- 1 cup whole-grain toasted oat cereal (such as Cheerios)
- 1/3 cup oat bran
- 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- Cooking spray
- 1 cup chopped dried apple
Preheat oven to 250°.
Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well to combine.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add 1/3 cup applesauce, honey, and brown sugar to pan, and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Pour applesauce mixture over oat mixture, stirring to coat. Spread mixture in an even layer on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 250° for 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely. Stir in chopped apple.
Note: Store granola in an airtight container up to one week.
"Ever since I realized I didn't have to buy granola in a box, I have experimented with different recipes. This is one of my favorites; the granola is great with yogurt or on top of vanilla ice cream." -Corrie Francis, Moraga, CA
- Yield: 6 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)
|Calories per serving:||196|
|Caloriesfromfat per serving:||27%|
|Fat per serving:||5.8g|
|Saturated fat per serving:||1.4g|
|Monounsaturated fat per serving:||1.6g|
|Polyunsaturated fat per serving:||2.2g|
|Protein per serving:||4.4g|
|Carbohydrate per serving:||35g|
|Fiber per serving:||4g|
|Cholesterol per serving:||5mg|
|Iron per serving:||2.2mg|
|Sodium per serving:||128mg|
|Calcium per serving:||28mg|