Vanilla Granola Recipe -
Vanilla Granola Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Vanilla Granola

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"An easy, healthy snack that is quick to make and enjoy. High in protein and good, complex carbs."

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Original recipe makes 8 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 06, 2013

I made this with no changes and it was pretty good. Very simple, very quick to throw together. It tastes good, but I think I would prefer a deeper vanilla flavor. It was delicious on top of my strawberry yogurt.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 24, 2013

I used regular brown sugar b/c I don't use sweeteners. I also used honey in place of white sugar. I think this granola is quite bland. Next time I might try adding some maple syrup in place of the white sugar. I also added more nuts and flax seeds. Pretty boring flavor. There is another granola recipe called 'Jennifer's Granola' on this site that I prefer.

Apr 27, 2013

Currently in the oven and it smells AMAZING! Can't wait until it cools so I can taste it. I used regular brown sugar instead of sweetener :-).

Jun 08, 2013

Made this with Mexican vanilla and the flavor is so intense. My go-to snack!

Nov 05, 2013

Great base granola recipe. Easy to create varitions on the theme with this one. My changes were straight up brown sugar, omit white sugar, 1 heaping Tbsp cinn, used my homemade super chunky applesauce, added flax seed, and more vanilla. The chunky applesauce made larger clumps of granola--I like that.

Dec 19, 2013

I love this because it is low fat. I used a heaping tablespoon of cinnamon but followed the rest of the recipe. My applesauce was unsweetened. Very good and very fast. Will test drive it with my grandkids over Christmas.

Jan 09, 2015

This was pretty good for a first try at granola. Super easy and few ingredients. I used pecans instead of almonds. My only concern was the baking time- I ended up baking mine for almost an hour before it started to finally crisp up and brown. I have a rather antiquated stove so it was possibly my fault since I don't see any other reviews mention this problem. Over all a tasty first try!

Jun 22, 2014

easy granola base; hubby loved it; added nuts and dried berries to make it his own.


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  • Calories
  • 131 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 38 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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