Are you eating cereal for breakfast? Then have you ever thought that you could make your own cereal at home instead of buying it at the store? Try to this homemade granola and I am sure that you will never opt for the store bought again. It’s cheaper, healthier and tastes amazing.
Homemade granola is easy to make, incredibly adaptable and totally addictive. This one is an oat based granola with quinoa and applesauce, loaded with nuts and dried fruits (cranberries and apples), and is not only very tasty but also filling. The applesauce keeps it low fat as well.
You can use your favorite applesauce (I recommend using unsweetened applesauce), or try this pear applesauce that I posted a couple of months ago.
It tastes exactly like apple pie, but without the extra unnecessary calories.
Serve this granola alongside some yogurt or cold milk for a filling breakfast. Or sprinkle it over a large scoop of ice cream for the perfect desert. Either way this granola will taste amazing!
- 2½ cups oats
- ¾ cup quinoa, cooked
- 3 tbsp flaxseed
- ½ cup walnuts, chopped
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground clove
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- ½ cup chopped dried apple rings
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- Preheat the oven to 300 ° F (150 ° C).
- In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, quinoa, flaxseed and walnuts, cinnamon, clove and salt.
- In a small saucepan over low heat, warm the applesauce with the honey. Remove from heat and stir in oil.
- Pour the liquid over the dry ingredients and stir until everything well combined.
- Spread the mixture evenly on a large baking sheet.
- Bake the granola for about 45-55 minutes (stirring every 10-15 minutes) until the granola is golden brown.
- Add the dried fruit (cranberries and apple rings) as soon as it comes out of the oven. Let cool and then store in an airtight container.