I’ve wanted to make homemade granola for a really long time. I’ve been seeing so many good recipes out there, and they all looked so delicious, so I planned on making Alex’s mom some for Christmas. I combined a bunch of recipes together to create my own, and I set to work. Each recipe I make fills up about 2 mason jars, so I kept one for at home and sent one off to Buffalo. For this recipe, I made it with almonds, pecans, dried cranberries, blueberries and cherries.
4 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup honey (or maple syrup)
1/2 cup coconut
3/4 cup nuts (whatever you prefer)
1 cup dried fruit (again, whatever you prefer)
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup applesauce
Dash of salt
Preheat the oven to 350 ºF. Combine oats, nuts, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Combine water, honey and applesauce in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour the boiling mixture over the dry mix and stir until mixed together. Place evenly coated onto a baking sheet and bake for about 25 minutes. Once cool, stir in fruit and store in an air-tight container.