Apple-Cinnamon Granola

Apple-Cinnamon Granola


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 250°.

  2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well to combine.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 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.
  • Yield: 6 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Nutritional Information

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