Healthy Homemade Granola Dry

Ingredients

  • 5 cups rolled oats
  • 2-3 cups of raw almonds or pecan halves (or other nuts)
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds (or sunflower seeds)
  • ¾ cup sesame seeds
  • ½ cup wheat germ or ground flax seed
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Options: ½ – 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

Wet Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix the wet ingredients together, and then stir into dry ingredients. Stir well to mix thoroughly.
  3. Spread the mixture into two baking dishes. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes, or until evenly golden brown. Stir every 10 minutes to ensure even browning. Stir again when removed from oven to keep it from cooling into a solid mass. The granola will crisp as it cools. Store in the refrigerator in a large zip lock bag or other airtight container. Makes about 10 cups.