Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Homemade Applesauce Granola

Meet my new favorite breakfast!  I made some of this granola last night and could hardly wait to enjoy it for breakfast this morning.  If you are a granola fan like me, this is a recipe you should try.  An added bonus -your house will smell so good while it is cooking!


Homemade Applesauce Granola (recipe from Fake Ginger via Pinterest)


  • 2 ½ cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds)
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds (I omitted these)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup raisins (I omitted these)


  1. Preheat oven to 300.
  2. Mix together oats, nuts, seeds, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. In a small saucepan, warm applesauce with the honey and oil (low heat).
  4. Mix the applesauce mixture with the oat mixture and stir to coat.
  5. Spread the mixture onto a 9x13 baking pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until granola is deep brown. Remove from oven and stir in raisins (if you are adding them).
  6. Let cool completely before enjoying.

This is a great base recipe for granola – thanks again Pinterest!  It could definitely be customized and changed/added to in so many ways.  I am kicking myself for never making my own granola until now seeing as how it is so simple and so delicious (and how buying it at the store is so expensive!).


  1. Oh my goodness this looks delicious! It looks like it would be so yummy with yogurt. I might just have to try to make some here soon!

  2. It was awesome with yogurt this morning!