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Apple-Cinnamon Granola

Yield 6 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)
"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

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.