Cinnamon Granola + Free Printable

17 Dec

granola

It’s so hard this time of year to think of the perfect gift for everyone. I usually result to baking some goodies up for gifts, especially when I have a large group to cover. But what do you do with that person who is a health nut? Easy…granola. Granola is healthy, easy to control the ingredients (to avoid allergies and tastes), and pretty cheap to make considering it’s pricy store bought companion. Below is a recipe I put together based off a recipe I found by David Lebovitz. They make adorable gifts. Just fill up a mason jar and tie on a cute tag. Download tag here.

Cinnamon Granola
(makes about  5 cups)

– 2 1/2 cups organic old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
– 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
– 1/4 cup brown sugar or cane sugar
– 2 teaspoons cinnamon
– 1 teaspoon dried ginger
– 1 teaspoon sea salt
– golden raisins or other dried fruit

– 1/4 cup unsweetned applesauce or other fruit puree (I used homemade triple berry jam)
– 1/2 cup of honey
– 1 tablespoons grapeseed oil

Preheat oven to 300F

1. In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients.
2. In a saucepan, warm the rest of the ingredients.
3. Mix the wet mixture into the dry ingredients, then divide and spread the mixture evenly on two baking sheets. You want this to be a flat even layer so that it can cook evenly.
4. Bake for about 45 minutes, stirring every 10 mins, until granola is deep golden brown.
5. Remove from oven and let cool completely.

Store in airtight container.

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