• Ingredients
  • 3 cups regular oats
  • 1 cup whole-grain toasted oat cereal (such as Cheerios)
  • 1/3 cup oat bran
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup chopped dried apple

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 250°.
  2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well to combine.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add 1/3 cup applesauce, honey, and brown sugar to pan, and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Pour applesauce mixture over oat mixture, stirring to coat. Spread mixture in an even layer on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 250° for 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely. Stir in chopped apple.
  4. Note: Store granola in an airtight container up to one week.
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