Saturday, February 22, 2014

Apple Crisp Granola


3 cups gluten free rolled oats 
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 large apple, diced (I prefer Granny Smith)
1/3 cup melted coconut oil 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup pure maple syrup or honey
1/4 cup dark brown sugar

Preheat oven to 325F degrees.  Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, toss the oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together until combined.  Fold in the apple. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, vanilla, applesauce, maple syrup, and brown sugar.  Pour over dry ingredients and mix until everything is combined.  Spread onto two baking sheets and bake for 45 minutes, making sure to stir the granola every 10-15 minutes to prevent burning.  Allow granola to cool for 20 minutes on the baking sheets for crunchiness.

Happy breakfasting!


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