Vanilla Nut Granola

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Kelsey

Really simple, really good. Try adding dried fruit (such as raisins or cranberries) or chocolate chips after baking.

Top Review by LUVMY2BOYS

This was wonderful. I lost my original granola recipe (found it finally) but I ended up combining a few elements to make my own version: I added 2 tbsp honey & upped the cinnamon to 1 tsp (next time I might do 1 1/2 tsp) I used sliced almonds for the pecans & really appreciated the applesauce element & the lower amount of butter. I only had sugar free maple syrup in the fridge; I might sub more honey for that next time. Baking time varied for me; I finally upped my oven to 325 b/c it was taking too long! At first I thought it wasn't sweet enough but as it cooled it started to sweeten up more. A lovely recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set rack to middle position and preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Lightly spray large baking sheet.
  3. Mix first five ingredients.
  4. Over medium heat, combine butter, apple sauce and maple syrup and bring to simmer.
  5. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract.
  6. Pour over dry mixture, toss well with hands until thoroughly mixed.
  7. Spread on prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake 25 minutes, rotating pan after 10 minutes.
  9. Transfer sheet to cooling rack and cool completely before breaking into small pieces.
  10. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

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