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!
- 4 cups oats
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Directions See How It's Made
- Set rack to middle position and preheat oven to 300°F.
- Lightly spray large baking sheet.
- Mix first five ingredients.
- Over medium heat, combine butter, apple sauce and maple syrup and bring to simmer.
- Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract.
- Pour over dry mixture, toss well with hands until thoroughly mixed.
- Spread on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake 25 minutes, rotating pan after 10 minutes.
- Transfer sheet to cooling rack and cool completely before breaking into small pieces.
- Store in airtight container at room temperature.