I started out making this recipe as an attempt at granola bars or energy bites of some sort, but midway through I remembered that I've been wanting to make a muesli-type thing for a while. It's almost like oatmeal, granola, and apple pie all rolled into one. You don't actually cook it, so it's not crispy like granola, but it's not soupy like oatmeal either...maybe it's cookie dough-ish? Whatever you want to consider it, it's delicious as a yogurt topping, or on ice cream, or crumbled over apple slices with peanut butter. Yum.
Apple Pie Muesli
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup finely chopped dried apples
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
few drops of vanilla extract
1/4 cup applesauce
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons chopped nuts (I used almonds and walnuts)
1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl.
2. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. The longer you refrigerate it, the firmer it will be, so go for as long or short as you'd like.