Lightly sweet, lightly spicy, crunchy and packed full of homemade goodness. Adapted from a recipe by Michelle at Brown-Eyed Baker. http://bit.ly/fNzDFx
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- 5 1/2 cups rolled oats (not quick oats)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 3/4 teaspoon table salt
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 1/2 cups chopped almonds or 1 1/2 cups slivered almonds
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries
- 3/4 cup chopped dried apricot
- 1To minimize sticking while chopping the apricots, spray both sides of your chef's knife with non-stick cooking spray; do this in the sink so it doesn't go all over the kitchen.
- 2Preheat oven to 325°F Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- 3Combine oats, cinnamon, ginger and salt in a large bowl.
- 4Combine brown sugar, applesauce and honey in another bowl until well-blended. Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir well (with a spatula or your hands) until all the oats are coated, and the clumps are broken down to the size you like.
- 5Pour the mixture onto the baking pan and bake in the preheated oven 30-40 minutes. Turn the granola over in sections with a wide spatula, then bake another 10-15 minutes, until crisp and golden. Cool completely on the baking sheet.
- 6Break granola into clumps the size you like, then toss with almonds, cranberries and apricots. Store in an air-tight container for up to three weeks.
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Nutritional Facts for Fruit & Almond Granola
Serving Size: 1 (158 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 520.4
- Calories from Fat 154
- Total Fat 17.2 g
- Saturated Fat 1.6 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 317.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 83.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 10.2 g
- Sugars 39.5 g
- Protein 13.3 g