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

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 250°.

Step 2

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well to combine.

Step 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.

Step 4

Note: Store granola in an airtight container up to one week.

Ratings & Reviews

JanHuf's Review

JanHuf
December 18, 2011
My go-to for granola, over and above any and all grocery products! Vary the dried fruit and nuts (dried cherries and macadamia nuts are my favs) but don't leave out anything else. The single-serve applesauce containers are the perfect size for adding in this recipe.

Cleaneater's Review

Cleaneater
December 22, 2009
My only question is that instead of butter can we use olive oil to grease the pan. Butter is unhealthy and I haven't used it in years. Other than that, sounds awesome and will try this recipe.