Apple Cinnamon Granola- Clean Eating
Slightly adapted from my Cranberry Granola recipe
Makes approximately 5 1/2 cups of granola

4 cups rolled oats
1 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce or Slow Cooker Organic Applesauce
1/3 cup pure maple syrup or honey, (or to taste)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup dried cranberries, raisins or dried fruit of choice (optional)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, coconut, and spices.

In a separate bowl, combine apple sauce, maple syrup, vanilla and salt.

Combine both mixtures and pour onto a large sheet pan. Cook for 1 hour and 30 minutes, stirring every 30 minutes to achieve an even color. Remove from oven, add dried fruit and mix until evenly distributed.

Granola will become crunchier as it cools. Once cooled store in an airtight container.