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Applesauce Granola

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This was a fun experiment. I decided to try to make a granola that wasn’t as heavy as some oil ladened granolas. So I played with this recipe and it came out pretty well. I personally liked it, but I think that next time it needs to be baked without the craisins. They became hard and crunchy (which I like the texture of) but a little too crunchy for a normal person. Maybe adding them in for the last 10 minutes of baking would be enough.

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Applesauce Granola

3 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
3 tablespoon wheat germ
1 cup dried cranberries, 1/3 less sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 tbsp corn syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Mix all dry ingredients together. In a seperate bowl, mix maple syrup, corn syrup, applesauce and vanilla. Pour over dry ingredients and bake at 325F for 20 minutes. Stir and bake another 20 minutes or until crispy. Let cool and store in an air tight container.

Makes 20 servings.  A serving is 1.24 ounces or 1/3 cup for 4 points.

 

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