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from Nicholas's cookbook

apple cinnamon granola




  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups puffed brown rice cereal
  • 6 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon (yes, it’s a lot of cinnamon, but you want this to be the predominant flavor!)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, such as walnuts, pecans, or almonds (I used walnuts)
  • 1 cup chopped dried apple rings, preferably unsweetened & unsulfured
  • Preparation:
    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Measure the oats and rice cereal into a large bowl, set aside.
    3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk until very smooth.
    4. Pour wet ingredients over cereal and stir until evenly coated. Spread mixture on the prepared cookie sheet in an even layer.
    5. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove sheet from the oven, stir the nuts into the granola, and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the granola is golden brown and crisp.
    6. Remove granola from the oven, toss with the dried apples, and cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

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    modified: 2011.10.22 | created: 2011.10.22

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