This is the first time I’ve made granola. And DA-ANG is it good!
I have to be honest. I’ve never much cared for store-bought granola, and I never made it myself because every recipe I’ve ever seen calls for a million ingredients that I either don’t have, can’t find, or have never heard of. So to say I have always been unimpressed by granola is a huge understatement.
But I’ve been working on a recipe for my upcoming ebook, Clean Eating Desserts, and granola was a very simple solution for a substitution I needed. So I finally grabbed the ol’ bull by the horns and settled in to see if I couldn’t come up with a batch of granola I liked.
Boy did I! This is seriously yummy stuff! Even my munchkin couldn’t keep his cute little hands out of the bowl! And as unexpected bonus… the house smelled like freshly baked apple pie!
So how about it? Wanna give it a try? It’s simple. I promise. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that you’ll never buy granola again. It’s really that good.
Clean Eating Granola
(Makes approximately 3 1/2 cups)
- 3 cups mixed grains (rolled oats will work fine as well)
- 1/2 cup walnuts – chopped
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Put your grains and walnuts in a large mixing bowl. (This is what I used)
- In a separate bowl, mix all remaining ingredients with a whisk.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the grains and blend well. At first, it will seem as though there isn’t enough wet stuff, but keep mixing. It will eventually blend well and coat evenly.
- Spread over a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 45-60 minutes, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes so it doesn’t burn. It’s done when it feels dry and has a nice golden brown color.
- Allow to cool before serving.