Healthy Oil-free Cinnamon Applesauce Granola

This new granola recipe is my favorite and my go to breakfast and snack. I just can’t stop eating it! One thing I love about this granola is that it has puffed kamut in it. I like to change it up a bit so this was a great addition. Granola is already filled with good healthy fats from the nuts so I sometimes like to opt for oil-free granola or granola with little oil in it. This cinnamon applesauce granola is also not very sweet, unlike most store bought ones. I love the hint of cinnamon and peanut butter in this. I literally could eat this all day and be perfectly content. Pair it with some almond milk and you’ll be in granola heaven…at least that’s what it seems like for me! I would eat this for my late night snack or in place of dessert. It’s so easy to make and you’ll never want to get store bought granola again!  Healthy Oil-free Cinnamon Applesauce Granola
Makes about 4-5 cups

2 cups rolled oats
2 heaping cups puffed kamut
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup chopped almonds
2 1/2 tsps ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
2 Tbsp all natural peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients together. Mix well.

In a small saucepan, combine the applesauce, maple syrup, and peanut butter on medium-low heat. Whisk continuously until heated through, just until it starts to simmer. Turn off the heat and whisk in the vanilla. 

Pour wet mixture into the large mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. Combine and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.

Place mixture onto the pan and spread it evenly throughout. Bake for 15 minutes, then take it out of the oven and give it a quick stir to ensure even baking. Return to the oven and bake for 10 more minutes. Check the granola and see if it has a golden color and is mostly dry. Don’t worry if it seems slightly wet and not perfectly crisp yet because it will crisp up even more when it cools. You don’t want burnt granola. Let it cool completely on the pan and enjoy! Store it in an airtight container.

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