Monday, January 16, 2012

Carrot Cake Granola

I love carrots. I love granola. I love carrot granola. I think that pretty much sums it up.

Carrot Cake Granola
2 cups old-fashioned oats
2 cups puffed rice cereal
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 carrots, finely grated (about 1 cup)
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup raisins

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
2. Combine all ingredients except raisins in a large bowl, then separate into clumps with your hands and sprinkle the mixture on the baking sheet evenly.
3. Bake for about 30 minutes, stirring halfway through.
4. Once the granola is slightly cooled, toss in the raisins.

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