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Apple Pecan Granola

Meryl Downing
Once you make homemade granola, you may never go back! Apple Pecan Granola is the perfect breakfast, use it to top yogurt, oatmeal, plain cheerios or chex, or just eat it by the handful. Made with applesauce, maple syrup, and lots of pecans!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 9 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 5 c rolled oats
  • 1 c pecans roughly chopped or left whole
  • 1 c walnuts roughly chopped or left whole (any nuts can be substituted)
  • ½ c seeds any combination of sunflower, pumpkin, flax, sesame, or chia seeds
  • ½ c shredded coconut
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • ½ c applesauce
  • ½ c coconut oil
  • ½ c maple syrup honey can be substituted
  • ½ c raisins any combination of raisins-regular or golden, craisins, or any dried fruit

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 250°. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl (not raisins).
  • Mix wet ingredients in a small glass measuring cup (coconut oil can be microwaved and then measured).
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well. Spread granola on two large baking sheets lined with parchment paper (parchment paper can be reused again and again for granola!).
  • Bake for 75 minutes. When the time is up, turn oven off and leave granola in the oven a few hours or overnight, do not open oven or stir it (this gives you nice big clusters).
  • When cooled, add dried fruit and store in a jar.

Notes

**Note, the recipe can really be altered in any way as long as the wet to dry ratio remains the same. For example, if you want to make the recipe more affordable, you can use more oats and less nuts as long as it totals 7 cups, etc.
Keyword Apple Pecan Granola, applesauce granola, Pecan Granola