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Applesauce & Agave Granola

A low oil granola recipe made with applesauce and spices.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Cookie Madness


  • 6 tablespoons applesauce unsweetened
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons agave syrup or corn syrup or rice syrup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup nuts almonds, pecans or anything you like
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt plus more if needed


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick foil or parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together applesauce, brown sugar, coconut oil, syrup, honey, cinnamon and ginger.
  • Add the oats, nuts, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds.
  • Sprinkle the salt over the mixture, then toss everything together until oats and nuts are thoroughly coated.
  • Spread the mixture on the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 40 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes, until the granola is a golden brown (be careful because it starts to brown quickly during the last 10 minutes). Remove from oven and let cool completely. It should crisp as it cools.


I've cut the salt down a bit, so feel free to add more.