I was on the hunt for a granola with no added sugar, which is extremely hard to come by, BUT I have found one and perfected it. This is something we ALWAYS have in our pantry. We will use it on yogurt, on smoothie bowls, with milk, and sometimes I’ll grab a quick handful if I’m hungry!!
What I love about it:
It is simple and easy to make
It tastes simple, so can be used on a lot of different things
NO ADDED SUGAR!!!
It is a fun way to get a variety of nuts and seeds in
Once you make it, you’ll feel the same :-)
The Best Simple Granola
1 cup almonds, chopped
1 cup cashews, chopped
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup pumpkin seeds, chopped
1 cup raisins
3 cups oats
2 TBSP cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
Preheat the oven to 350F
Roughly chop almonds, cashews, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds.
Place nuts and seeds in a large bowl with oats and spices.
Melt coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. Mix into nut and seed mixture with applesauce.
Mix until well combined. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat.
Cook for 35-45 minutes total, mixing every 15 minutes. In the final 15 minutes, mix in the raisins.
Let cool and store in an airtight container.
**You can add the raisins in earlier, we find that they get too hard if they cook the whole time.