"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, CACholesterol-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.

Corrie Francis, Moraga, California
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 250°.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

196 calories; calories from fat 27%; fat 5.8g; saturated fat 1.4g; mono fat 1.6g; poly fat 2.2g; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 35g; fiber 4g; cholesterol 5mg; iron 2.2mg; sodium 128mg; calcium 28mg.