This was super easy to make. My granddaughter helped me, and it's something kids could make with a little adult supervision. And obviously it tastes good!
I used steel cut oats in this because that was all I had. I think I would prefer it made with rolled oats but obviously that didn't stop my husband from enjoying it!
6 Tablespoons applesauce (I used unsweetened)
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 to 3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups oats, uncooked
1 cup chopped pecans (or nuts of your choice)
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
Combine all but the oats, pecans and raisins in the slow cooker and mix well.
Add oats, pecans, raisins and mix well. Cover, leaving lid slightly ajar and cook on high for three hours stirring occasionally.
Spoon granola on a cookie sheet and allow to cool. (Line cookie sheet with parchment paper for easy clean-up.)
Break into clusters and store in an air-tight container. Or, eat it all right away!
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