I'll be back later to chat, just wanted to post this first. I haven't tried it yet, it was rated 4 stars out of 5. Go the the allrecipes.com site to check out the reviews and why some didn't like it. I don't have the time at the moment.
"Save money by making your own homemade vanilla-flavored granola with this recipe using oats, almonds, and applesauce."
non-stick cooking spray
4 cups rolled oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup granular sucralose sweetener
with brown sugar (such as Splendaź
Brown Sugar Blend)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup applesauce
2 tablespoons white sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Lightly spray large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Mix oats, almonds, sweetener, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
3. Stir applesauce and sugar together in a small saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat and immediately remove from heat. Stir vanilla into the applesauce mixture; pour over the oats mixture and toss to coat. Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking dish.
4. Bake until golden brown, stirring occasionally, 20 to 30 minutes. Place baking sheet on a cooling rack until granola is completely cooled.
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Last edited by Bobbolink; 03-24-2014 at 09:26 AM.