Apple sauce granola

We all love the pumpkin granola recipe Jeanne made awhile back as a guest blogger here... now I've got an apple sauce version for you... which is perfect since I can't find any pumpkin around here!! BOOO!!!! I thought this pumpkin shortage was over?? Why are we only getting hit now??


Well either way, I love this new recipe, and another great thing is it uses agave to sweeten it... this seems to have made it a little more susceptible to burning... so watch this batch with a closer eye than normal! John called me and I went gabbing away... when all the sudden I remembered... THE GRANOLA!!! OK honey... gotta go... no not in a second.. NOW! I got it just in the nick of time... another minute and this would have been charcoal! That would have been sad, sad indeed.

I plopped some into a mason jar for pictures... but truthfully this would make a lovely gift... you hear that extended family... guess what you're all getting next year :D (did I mention almost everyone on my christmas list got jam this year?? fun right :) )

OK onto the granola, as always, mix it up with whatever you have on hand, it's more fun that way :)

Apple sauce granola
by steph chows

Toss together in a large bowl:
4 cups old fashion oats
2 cups corn puffs
2 cups kamut puffs (i find the corn and kamut puffs in the organic section of my grocery store)
1 cup sunflower seeds (unsalted)
1 cup shredded coconut

Stir together in a small bowl
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup apple sauce (all natural)
1/3 cup to 1/2 cup agave nectar


Add wet to dry and toss until everything is coated. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet so there is a thin layer. Bake at 325 and toss around every 10 minutes. If you like larger granola chunks toss more gently and don't break up the chunks... like small chunks... break things up a bit as you toss them around :D Let cool fully and then add in dried fruit to taste.

I normally mix in the dried fruit as I eat it, that way I can change it up depending on how I feel!

20 chews:

This sounds fabulous! I love apple flavored anything!

Mags said...

Great granola recipe. A wonderful, healthy snack!

Lori said...

The pumpkin shortage will continue until fall. Pumpkin processors do pumpkin once per year at harvest time, and that is all that gets produced all year round. Makes you think about the can you are buying in August, right??
Anyway - once this year's smaller crop is gone, that's it until Fall 2010.

Natalie said...

i love homemade granola and it's so easy, or so it seems. i always let my mom make it for me but i suppose i should try it sometime :) this recipe looks great!

This granola sounds terrific with apple sauce and I love the addition of sunflower seeds and coconut!

Jeanne said...

pumpkin shortage? How did I not know about this!? Horrible!!
This version looks great too. Yummy! I really should make some more granola. ... maybe tonight!

this sounds so good! granola is so expensive at the store, so something homemade like this sounds amazing :) and it does look like a beautiful gift! (Matt and I gave away jars of homemade lemoncello this Christmas haha)

Lo said...

Not sure about the pumpkin situation, though I've been talking to local farmers more recently and it sounds like it's been a brutal year for squash, overall. Nothing is storing quite as it should -- so maybe that's impacting the canned pumpkin?

In any case, your granola sounds awesome. And homemade is definitely the way to go!

So excited to try this because of the agave and the applesauce. Finally a granola that won't make me feel guilty for eating it. Thank you, Steph!

Pam said...

This sounds fantastic! I am always looking for new granola recipes.

How yummy! I have yet to make my own granola! I'm inspired!

Still stupefied by the pumpkin granola, and now you've done applesauce granola! Quite creative.

There is a pumpkin shortage? Hmm, hadn't heard about that. Homemade granola sounds so good!

Kat said...

This sounds fantastic! The pumpkin granola is quite tempting, too. :)

Shannon said...

Delicious! My husband loves this granola, I used a Corn Chex Type Cereal and sesame seeds and you are right it was more fun making it with what I had. Thanks for sharing this recipe :)

Anonymous said...

i love homemade granola yum..add a little flax seed, almond milk and raisons. yummy!

Anonymous said...

i love homemade granola yum..add a little flax seed, almond milk and raisons. yummy!

Shannon said...

Delicious! My husband loves this granola, I used a Corn Chex Type Cereal and sesame seeds and you are right it was more fun making it with what I had. Thanks for sharing this recipe :)

There is a pumpkin shortage? Hmm, hadn't heard about that. Homemade granola sounds so good!

Still stupefied by the pumpkin granola, and now you've done applesauce granola! Quite creative.

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