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Crunchy and Delicious Granola

Crunchy and Delicious Granola

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
cait713

cait713

After searching for a healthier granola recipe, I tweaked a few to lessen the sugar. I use seeds instead of nuts due to allergies. Still very crunchy, delicious, and satisfying! Change the dried fruit to fit your tastes (blueberries, cherries, cranberries, apricots, etc.).

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  • Calories:
  • 115 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.3g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 61 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Combine oatmeal, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, wheat germ, chopped dried cherries, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  4. Mix applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla in a separate bowl.
  5. Pour applesauce mixture over the oatmeal mixture; mix until evenly coated.
  6. Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets; smooth into a single thin layer.
  7. Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes, stir gently to turn, and continue cooking until crisp and golden brown, another 15 to 20 minutes.
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cait713
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cait713

5/6/2012

I submitted this recipe. AR changed my ingredient list, but you should use raw, unsalted seeds and you should have no problems with saltiness of this granola. Also, I always do a combination of dried fruit. I chop dried cherries, blueberries, apples, cranberries, and apricots and add them to a 1-cup measuring cup until it is full. It gives a nice variety of flavor. This is not a super sweet granola! The fruit provide most of the sweetness. Enjoy!

SLJ6
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SLJ6

4/26/2012

Not as crunchy as I hoped. I did use no salt raw sunflower and pumpkin seeds. I also upped the flax seeds and the wheat germ to 1/4 each. Upped the cinnamon to almost a tablespoon, kinda chewy finsih....and kinda bland due to lack of salt and no sweetness...next time I would add some brown sugar and maybe 2 tblspns of olive oil. Good potential and very healthy. Tasty in my yogurt today...just not the best recipe I have tried....but thanks!

cathleen.pearson
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cathleen.pearson

4/22/2012

I would suggest buying unsalted seeds if you can. Just made this and it was way too salty. I had to add brown sugar after the fact, but still too salty. Next time I will know better.

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