Lowfat Granola made with applesauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 18
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 159.3
  • Total Fat: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 14.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.3 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g

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Introduction

The applesauce reduces the need for as much fat. This is the best granola because of the way it's roasted. I really like it with coconut too but didn't have any the last time I made it. The applesauce reduces the need for as much fat. This is the best granola because of the way it's roasted. I really like it with coconut too but didn't have any the last time I made it.
Number of Servings: 18

Ingredients

    3 1/2 cups rolled oats
    2 cups puffed rice cereal
    1/2 cup slivered almonds
    1/2 cup unsweetened dried coconut
    1 tsp ground cinnamon
    dash ground ginger
    pinch ground nutmeg
    dash of salt
    3/4 cup brown sugar
    3/4 cup plain applesauce
    1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1 tbsp canola oil

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325F and line a large baking sheet (or two smaller sheets) with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine oats, puffed rice cereal, and spices. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, applesauce (do not use chunky applesauce), maple syrup and vanilla. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients along with chopped nuts and stir to combine. Spread on prepared baking sheet(s) in an even layer.
Bake for 30 minutes, then turn over the granola carefully using a large wide spatula, and bake for additional 15 minutes, until crisp and golden. Depending on the size of your baking sheet, the center might not be fully dried if your granola layer is thick, so if necessary remove the edges of the cooked granola to a cooling rack and let the rest cook for another 10-15 minutes until done.
Cool on pan or on a wire rack.
Break granola up as desired and stir in dried fruit. Store in an airtight container.

Makes about 6 cups, more depending on add-ins. Serving size is configured for 1/3 of a cup.

Number of Servings: 18

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SCRAP2DAY.

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