The applesauce is a smart way to keep the added sugar low in this granola recipe; the dark chocolate, nuts, and raisins add in flavor, protein, and antioxidants. Serve with plain Greek or regular yogurt, over vanilla ice cream, or eat plain as a snack.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325°F. In a small saucepan combine applesauce, brown sugar, butter, honey, vanilla, and salt. Cook and stir over low heat until butter is melted and brown sugar is dissolved.

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  • In an extra-large bowl combine oats, pistachio nuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower kernels, and cinnamon. Drizzle with applesauce mixture; stir to coat. Transfer to a 15x10x1-inch baking pan or shallow roasting pan.

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  • Bake for 45 minutes, stirring twice. Stir in raisins. Transfer to an extra-large bowl; cool. Stir in chocolate pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

273 calories; 14 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 3 g polyunsaturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 93 mg sodium. 348 mg potassium; 35 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 18 g sugar; 7 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 97 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 20 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 50 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

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