12 c. rolled oats
3 tbsp. oil (i use canola)
2 tsp. salt (i only use a pinch)
3 apples peeled and cut into small pieces
2-3 c. apple sauce (unsweetened)
2 tbsp. vanilla
mix ingredients together, bake at 250 degrees on cookie sheets for 2-3 hours and stir occasionally; do not oil pan or granola will stick
a couple of notes: the first time i used this recipe, i made it with "quick oats" instead of the regular, old-fashioned kind. when i mixed all the ingredients together, it turned into a mush or cookie-dough-consistency. although i was fearful i had ruined the batch, i spread the granola-dough on a cookie sheet and baked it anyway. surprisingly, it turned out pretty good, (after i broke the granola into smaller pieces.) i also added cinnamon and nuts, e.g. almonds for their soluble fiber, to the batch after baking. it helps to also stir the granola while its baking. enjoy!!
-------------------- "Only the strongest are put through the fire..."
~Quote from the novel "Archangel" by Sharon Shinn
Edited by ladydaisy (08/18/03 11:54 AM)
apple granola--perfect for those who cannot tolerate "sugar"