Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe




1) 1/2 cup brown sugar

2) 1/2 cup honey (optional, I’ve been leaving this out and once the granola is on the cookie sheet ready to bake, I squeeze honey over the top, back & forth.)

3) 2 TBSP cinnamon

4) Pinch of salt

5) 1 cup applesauce (any flavor or plain/unsweetened)

6) 1/2 cup vegetable oil

7) 3/4ths of a large container of oats (not quick cooking oats but the real oats)

8) 1 cup Nuts of your choice (walnuts, sliced almonds etc.)

9) 1 cup Craisins (dried cranberries)

10) 1 cup Raisins

11) 1 cup Dried Apricots, chopped


In a large pot put first 6 ingredients and mix together and then add the dry oats to that and mix it all up well so the liquidy part coats everything.

Spray cooking spray on a large cookie sheet and pour oat mixture onto sheet, spreading out to all corners.

BAKE IN A 325 F degree oven for 35-40 minutes.

Take out and cool. When cool, put oat mixture back in the big pot and add the last 4 ingredients and mix up well.

Put in a large glass container on the counter and enjoy for breakfast or whenever. Paul has his with a cup of 1% milk. This goes great with some vanilla ice cream or with nice Greek Yogurt, as well.



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6 Responses to Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe

  1. Bex says:

    TT – we buy unsweetened applesauce and use that. However, I do add brown sugar, but only about 1/2 cup for this entire batch which lasts Paul about 7-10 days. I also squirt honey over the top right before baking it so there’s that… but not a lot there either.


  2. TopsyTurvy says:

    Now that sounds tasty! Thanks! I’ll have to make a modification or two though, since I’m one of those oddities that needs the oil and can’t have the applesauce or the regular sweeteners. (I’m hypothyroid and insulin resistant.)

    I really need to get a few of those clear jars. I’ve seen them twice today and I can’t help thinking that they’d look great in the kitchen of the new house. I’ll actually have enough room on the counter to have some out there! 😀


  3. Bex says:

    Yikes, it just dawned on me tonight that I’d left out the Applesauce from my Granola recipe. I’ve fixed it now and revised the recipe to reflect that. I hope I didn’t mess anyone up – I need to pay more attention!


  4. YUM!!! Wish we had Craisins here!


  5. Carol says:

    Thank you Bex. Sounds easy enough fo me.


  6. Sandy says:

    this will be on my counter before end of week …thanks


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