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Crunchy Granola with Fruit & Nuts


  • 5 ½ CUPS traditional rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1 TSP ground cinnamon
  • 1 TSP ground ginger
  • 1/2 TSP sea salt
  • ¾ CUP light brown sugar
  • ¾ CUP applesauce
  • ¼ CUP honey
  • 1 ½ CUP almonds, chopped
  • ¾ CUP dried cranberries
  • ¾ CUP dried apricots, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 325ºF
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, cinnamon, ginger, and salt
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, applesauce, and honey until thoroughly combined
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, along with the chopped almonds
  6. Mix well, until all of the oats are moistened
  7. Spread on prepared pan in an even layer
  8. Bake for 30 minutes, then remove the pan from the oven and turn the granola over very carefully using a wide spatula
  9. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until crisp and golden
  10. Cool completely on the baking sheet
  11. Break up the granola into chunks and stir in the dried fruit
  12. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks; serves 8


Yield: Serves 8

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