Apple-Cinnamon Granola

Apple-Cinnamon Granola Recipe
"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)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 196
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Fat 5.8 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Monofat 1.6 g
Polyfat 2.2 g
Protein 4.4 g
Carbohydrate 35 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 2.2 mg
Sodium 128 mg
Calcium 28 mg

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.

Corrie Francis, Moraga, California,

Cooking Light

November 2005
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