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Crunchy and Delicious Granola

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"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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Ingredients

50 m servings 272 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings (5 cups)

Directions

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  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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 272 calories; 9.4 g fat; 40 g carbohydrates; 7.6 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 124 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 o...

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 f...

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.

Great!