Homemade Fruit-Sweetened Granola

Homemade Fruit-Sweetened Granola
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Source: The Clean & Simple Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Renee Comet.

Despite its "health-halo," store-bought granola is often loaded with fat and added sugars. This super simple recipe gets its sweetness from applesauce and has no added fat. Perfect for topping yogurt, coating baked chicken, or adding a crumb topping to a fruit-based dessert. Make a big batch for meal prepping and store in a sealed jar for up to one week.

Find this recipe and more in The Clean & Simple Diabetes Cookbook by Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN


  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Cook time
    35 min
  • Servings
    8 Servings
  • Serving size
    1/3 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

8 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1/3 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 110

  • Total Fat 5g
    • Saturated Fat 0.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 2g
  • Protein 4g
  • Potassium 120mg
  • Phosphorus 95mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1/2 Fat



  • old-fashioned rolled oats
    1 1/2 cup
  • slivered almonds
    1/2 cup
  • ground cinnamon
    1 tsp
  • unsweetened applesauce
    1/2 cup
  • vanilla extract
    1/2 tsp


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients. Spread in an even layer on the baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the oven until toasted, about 35 minutes. No stirring required. Cool on the tray on a cooling rack. Serve or store in a sealed jar or container for up to a week.