Good-for-you granola

IMG_4519Making your own breakfast cereal is clean, incredibly easy, and delightfully customizable. This granola recipe is a combination of oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruit, sweetened with honey and clustered with applesauce.

Nutritious. Delicious. Just the way we like it here!

Good-for-you Granola

  • Servings: 5 cups
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  • 3 cups “old-fashioned” rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup nuts
  • 1 cup seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup or honey, more or less to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt

Let’s go

  1. Preheat the oven 300F and place rack in the centre of the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients, except the dried fruit.
  3. In a smaller bowl, warm the coconut oil in microwave if it is hard, and mix it with the honey and applesauce. Pour this over the dry ingredients and mix well with your hands.
  4. Spread onto baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally and making sure it does not get toasted.
  5. Let it cool completely for granola to be crunchy. Now you can mix in the dried fruit.
  6. Store in airtight container.

IMG_4516In this photo, I used almonds, pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and stirred in buckwheat groats and currants in the end. I made this batch for sprinkling onto breakfast smoothies, so I used quick oats which cluster less than old-fashioned oats, but are easier to down on the run.

Play with your ingredients. Have fun 🙂



  1. yum, I love making home made granola. My fave combination is pecans, walnuts, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds and unsweetened coconut along with the oats and maple syrup. So good sprinkled on yogurt or even just berries.

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