3 cups rolled organic oats (not instant or quick cook)
1 cup sliced or slivered almonds or whole almonds, rough chopped
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup cashew pieces
3 tablespoons golden flaxseeds
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup Earth Balance® Sweet Cinnamon Organic Culinary Spread
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup chopped dried apples
1/2 cup golden raisins
1.Preheat oven to 300°F.
2.In a large bowl, mix together oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, cashews and flaxseeds.
3.In a small saucepan, heat applesauce, maple syrup, Sweet Cinnamon Organic Culinary Spread, cinnamon, ginger, and salt over low heat, stirring until everything is melted and combined into a sauce.
4.Mix the applesauce mixture in with the dry ingredients, tossing to evenly coat.
5.Spread the mixture on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet (use two if necessary).
6.Bake 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, until the granola turns golden brown.
7.Remove from oven, cool completely and break up any large chunks. Stir in dried fruit. Store in an airtight container and enjoy within one month.