Low Fat Granola

This recipe uses apple sauce instead of a lot of oil to make a delicious, healthy granola. Ingredients can vary according to your personal likes. I often put ground flax seed for an added healthy boost. I also usually double the recipe because it goes fast in our house.

Yield: 8 servings ( Serving Size: 3/4 cup )
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  • 2 1/2 cup(s) old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup(s) nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds) chopped
  • 1/2 cup(s) sunflower seeds
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup(s) sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup(s) brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 cup(s) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon(s) honey
  • 1 tablespoon(s) oil (canola or coconut)
  • 1/3 cup(s) raisins or dried cherries, cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 300F.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients (not dried fruit). Set aside.

  3. In a small saucepan, warm the applesauce, honey and oil together.

  4. Mix the applesauce mixture into the oat mixture and stir to coat everything.

  5. Spread the mixture onto a 9 x 13 baking pan.
  6. Bake for 50 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.

  7. Remove from oven and stir in raisins/dried cherries or cranberries. Cool.
February 2013

This recipe is a personal recipe added by Dlowery and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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