Apple Spice Granola
Adapted Recipe and Photos by Jill Chall
5 c old fashioned oats
1 c dry (uncooked) quinoa
1 c chopped pecans
2 1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t ground allspice
1/2 t ground nutmeg
3/4 t salt
1 c unsweetened applesauce
1/4-1/2 c brown sugar (depending on sweetness you want-I used 1/4 c)
3 T honey
1 T canola oil
1 t vanilla
1 1/2 c dried apples, chopped
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix oats, quinoa, pecans, spices, and salt.
In a pot, over medium heat, stir applesauce, brown sugar, honey, and oil together until combined and bubbling. Turn off the heat and stir in the 1 t of vanilla.
Stir wet mixture into oat mixture, until fully incorporated. Spread mixture evenly and in a thin layer on the 2 parchment-lined baking sheets.
Bake at 300 degrees for 45-50 minutes until golden brown. Stir every 10-15 minutes for even cooking. Let cool completely then stir in the chopped dried apples. Store in an airtight container for up to a month.