Friday, July 01, 2005

Apple-Cinnamon Granola

Apple-Cinnamon Granola(Adapted from CL)

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup cheerios
1/3 cup oat bran
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup applesauce
1/4 cup Lyles golden syrup (can use honey)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup chopped dried apple

Preheat oven to 250°.

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well to combine.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add honey, applesauce, and brown sugar to pan, and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Pour applesauce mixture over oat mixture, stirring to coat. Spread mixture in an even layer on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 250° for 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely. Stir in chopped apple.


  1. Oh great, now I'm craving granola. :)

    Seriously this sounds very tasty and I'll bet it smells heavenly while it is cooking.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  2. was wondering if u have other granola recipes. perhaps using dessicated coconut, loads of oats (how do i make it into clusters?), cinnamony, vanilla honey nut with almon slivers kind of granola?

    :) thanks for the prompt reply in the other blogposts!

  3. Elaine - The only other granola recipe we have is for Peanut Butter Granola.

    I've not tried this recipe, but heard it is pretty tasty. You could always add coconut.

    Down to Earth Granola

    4 cups rolled oats
    1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
    1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 cup canola oil
    1/4 cup honey
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 1/2 cups raisins and/or dried cranberries

    Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

    In a large bowl mix the oats, almonds, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon.

    In a small saucepan warm the oil and honey. Carefully stir in the vanilla.

    Pour liquid over oat mixture. Stir gently with a wooden spoon; finish mixing by hand if needed.

    Spread granola in a 15x10x1 inch baking pan spray with nonstick spray.

    Bake 40 minutes stirring carefully every 10 minutes.

    Cool on pan on a rack.

    Stir in raisins or cranberries.

  4. oh wow. thanks! when do i add in the dessicated coconut? the last 10 mins?

    i really appreciate it, joe! :D

  5. You could add it at any time I would think, the earlier the more toasted and crunchy/golden it would get.