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Nov252013

Apple Cinnamon Granola

Apple cinnamon granola

It’s the end of the month again, and that means it’s time for Secret Recipe Club reveal day! This past month, I was assigned to Erin’s blog, Table for Seven. As the title suggests, Erin is a busy mom with many mouths to feed. Being as busy that she is, the fact that she finds the time to make delicious looking food for her family and post about it regularly inspires me. I only have 2 mouths to feed, and yet we have been eating take-out way too much for our own good lately, resulting in minimal blog posting! Anyway, as per the usual, when I was assigned to her blog, I looked through from start to finish looking for recipes that sounded good. That is where I ran into a problem…they ALL did! I ultimately chose this granola for two reasons; one being that we like granola very much, and two being the fact that it was cooked in the crockpot intrigued me. I will say that it was super simple to throw together, and the result was a number of delicious breakfasts…and a few handfuls thrown in for a snack! Thanks for a great recipe, Erin!

3 1/2 cups Oats
1 cup Almonds
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Allspice
3/4 cup Applesauce
1 1/2 tablespoons Honey
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1 tablespoon Canola Oil
1 cup Dried Apples, chopped

In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, almonds, brown sugar, cinnamon, and allspice. In a small saucepan, warm the applesauce, oil, honey, and vanilla. Pour the liquid over the oat mixture and stir to coat evenly. Pour the mixture into a crockpot, cover (but vent a bit), and cook on low for 3-4 hours, stirring frequently. Let the granola cool completely, then stir in the dried apples. (*Cooking the granola in the crockpot resulted in a slightly softer granola than we are used to. I did end up putting the granola into the oven for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees to crisp up a bit.)

SOURCE: Table for Seven

Reader Comments (12)

You can never go wrong with a good granola. I love this flavor combination for the winter. Delicious! Great SRC pick this month.

November 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTraci, BurntApple.com

It's been too long since I've made granola. This looks perfect for this time of year.

November 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterErin @ The Spiffy Cookie

Great src pick~ I think it's time for me to make some granola:) Have a Happy Thanksgiving~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

November 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

Homemade granola looks wonderful!! Great SRC pick this month!

November 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah @ Making Miracles

Yum, great pick for autumn! I have yet to make granola.

November 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTara

i like the use of applesauce!

November 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Love homemade granola especially with the apple and cinnamon. Great SRC pick!

November 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbakingaddict

So glad you enjoyed the granola..we love it here too :) Happy Reveal Day!!

November 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Yum! I never would have thought to make granola in the slow cooker! This looks and sounds super tasty though!

November 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Really intriguing idea of doing it in a slow cooker!

November 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I am part of the team that believes one cannot have too many recipes for granola... :-)

loved this post!

November 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSallyBR

Apples and cinnamon are such a perfect combination - good pick this month!

November 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJJ - 84thand3rd

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