Sunday, July 31, 2011

Homemade Vanilla Almond Granola


Homemade Vanilla Almond Granola
Ingredients:
non-stick spray
4 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup applesauce
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
Toppings: Golden Raisins, Dried Cranberries, Coconut Flakes
Directions:
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Spray your baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment. Mix granola, salt, almonds, and cinnamon together in a mixing bowl. Set aside. Combine applesauce, honey and sugar in small saucepan; bring to simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat and add in vanilla. Pour hot liquid over oat mixture; stir well until thoroughly mixed. Spread granola on baking sheet. Sprinkle with brown sugar and your toppings. Bake until golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes (but check after 20). Transfer sheet to rack; cool granola completely. Keep in an air tight container like seen above!


I love granola mixed in with my greek yogurt and fruit. You could also use it as cereal or an afternoon snack! This granola is extra good because instead of oil I used applesauce!

Me and CL are off to go see Harry Potter and grab Panera for dinner with my mom! Hope you guys had an exciting weekend!

14 comments:

  1. I've never made granola before! How delish :D

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  2. Wow- I bet this smells incredible when its baking!

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  3. Yum! I've been on a major granola kick lately, so this recipe came at the *perfect* time. Or maybe it's a not-so-perfect time, as it's obviously not going to help me with my addiction. :) I love that you used apple sauce instead of oil!

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  4. i have never made my own granola -- looks like i will be trying this out for sure! Thanks! It looks easy and delicious! xoxo

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  5. Vanilla almond sounds perfect! YUM!!

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  6. This sounds fantastic! I love vanilla and almond together! :)

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  7. I never thought of adding applesauce, but it sounds wonderful!

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  8. How incredibly simple and healthy! I need to make some :)

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  9. Lovely! Looks absolutely delicious!

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  10. YUM! I need to start making granola :)

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  11. Consider this made :) I LOVE homemade granola!

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  12. I love home made granola and that i get to put in whatever nuts i want (i'm picky about my nuts lol!)
    Looks delicious :)

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  13. AHH looks delishhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. you go girl thanks for making this recipe simple for non-chefs like me ;)

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