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Apple-Cinnamon Granola

Apple-Cinnamon Granola Recipe

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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.

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    "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)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving:196
Calories from fat: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
Carbohydrates per serving:35g
Fiber per serving:4g
Cholesterol per serving:5mg
Iron per serving:2.2mg
Sodium per serving:128mg
Calcium per serving:28mg

Good to Know

Cholesterol-lowering oats and omega-3 fatty acids from walnuts make this tasty granola a powerhouse for heart health. Use it to top regular or frozen yogurt for a simple dessert, or enjoy on its own as a low-fat, fiber-rich snack.

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