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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Chunky Nutty Healthier Granola

I was asking my husband as I finished making this, "Why don't I make this more?!" As my mouth is full and spouting oats everywhere. This is DIVINE! We were eating it plain by the handful. I changed this recipe up a little differently from my original Healthier Homemade Granola. I added more nuts and a little extra surprise. Jam! Not too much, just enough to replace the maple syrup in the other recipe and give it an extra fruity flavory. YUMMY! We LOVED IT! I'm sure you will too!

Chunky Nutty Healthier Granola

3 c. Old Fashioned Oats
3 T. Applesauce 
2-3 T. Water
2 heaping T. Apricot Preserves - that's our favorite, you can grab whatever jam you want!
4 T. Brown Sugar

Line a baking sheet with foil, spread the oats on the foil evenly and bake at 325. Bake the oats until crisp and "fragrant." About 15-20 min.
While that is cooking, stir together the remaining ingredients, applesauce, water, jam/preserves, and brown sugar. When the oats are finished "crisping" pour the liquid over all and turn with a spatula until all coated. Add 1 handful of sliced almonds and 1 handful of walnuts. 

Here are a few other add in's you can use! Be creative! The sky is the limit!

Add in:
Pumpkin Seeds
Sunflower Seeds
Dried Apples
Dried Banana Flakes

Place back in the oven for 20 more minutes. Remove with a spatula and keep in an air tight bowl for up to 2 weeks. Enjoy!

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