An easy, healthy snack that is quick to make and enjoy. High in protein and good, complex carbs.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
8 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Lightly spray large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

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  • Mix oats, almonds, sweetener, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.

  • Stir applesauce and sugar together in a small saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat and immediately remove from heat. Stir vanilla into the applesauce mixture; pour over the oats mixture and toss to coat. Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake until golden brown, stirring occasionally, 20 to 30 minutes. Place baking sheet on a cooling rack until granola is completely cooled.

Nutrition Facts

131 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 20g 6% DV; fat 4.3g 7% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 38mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2013
I made this with no changes and it was pretty good. Very simple, very quick to throw together. It tastes good, but I think I would prefer a deeper vanilla flavor. It was delicious on top of my strawberry yogurt. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/24/2013
I used regular brown sugar b/c I don't use sweeteners. I also used honey in place of white sugar. I think this granola is quite bland. Next time I might try adding some maple syrup in place of the white sugar. I also added more nuts and flax seeds. Pretty boring flavor. There is another granola recipe called 'Jennifer's Granola' on this site that I prefer. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2013
I made this with no changes and it was pretty good. Very simple, very quick to throw together. It tastes good, but I think I would prefer a deeper vanilla flavor. It was delicious on top of my strawberry yogurt. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2013
Currently in the oven and it smells AMAZING! Can't wait until it cools so I can taste it. I used regular brown sugar instead of sweetener :-). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2013
Made this with Mexican vanilla and the flavor is so intense. My go-to snack! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/24/2013
I used regular brown sugar b/c I don't use sweeteners. I also used honey in place of white sugar. I think this granola is quite bland. Next time I might try adding some maple syrup in place of the white sugar. I also added more nuts and flax seeds. Pretty boring flavor. There is another granola recipe called 'Jennifer's Granola' on this site that I prefer. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2013
Great base granola recipe. Easy to create varitions on the theme with this one. My changes were straight up brown sugar omit white sugar 1 heaping Tbsp cinn used my homemade super chunky applesauce added flax seed and more vanilla. The chunky applesauce made larger clumps of granola--I like that. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2014
easy granola base; hubby loved it; added nuts and dried berries to make it his own. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/04/2013
I used 5 t. vanilla and thought that this recipe could use a little more flavor all around. I baked it for 30 minutes and thought it wasn't crispy enough. I later tried Allison Spencer's granola and it was a million times better than this recipe. The thing that is nice about this one is the limited ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2013
I love this because it is low fat. I used a heaping tablespoon of cinnamon but followed the rest of the recipe. My applesauce was unsweetened. Very good and very fast. Will test drive it with my grandkids over Christmas. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2020
I used a cup of pecans and added 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup brown sugar to melted butter instead because that is what I had on hand. I doubled the vanilla and cinnamon. It turned out great. My toddlers love it. Will make again. Read More
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