Homemade granola is the BEST! I can’t say it enough. We go through so much granola in my house. We love it for breakfast with yogurt and fruit, and the kids eat it as a snack regularly. After I started making it myself, I have to say that no store bought granola can compare with this crunchy chunky deliciousness. My kids will find it in the cupboard and eat it right out of the jar. It’s so good.
2.5 c. rolled oats
1 c. raw nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, etc.)
1 c. dried fruit (cherries, apricots, etc.)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 c. light brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c. unsweetened apple sauce
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. maple syrup
Preheat oven to 300F.
Mix the dry ingredients: rolled oats, nuts, cinnamon, ginger, light brown sugar, salt.
Mix together the wet ingredients in a separate bowl: applesauce, vegetable oil, honey, and maple syrup.
Combine the wet with the dry ingredients and mix well.
Spread the granola evenly on a baking sheet.
Cook for 30 min in the oven, stirring every 10 min. Granola done when lightly golden brown.
Let it cool and it will get crispy and crunchy.
Optional: Add dried fruit to the dry ingredients before baking if you like the fruit extra chewy, or mix it in at the end after the granola is made.