Nut-Free Chocolate Cherry Granola

Nut-Free Chocolate Cherry Granola IMAGE Image by: Nut-Free Chocolate Cherry Granola IMAGE Author: Canadian Living

You won't miss the nuts in this deluxe granola. Make sure it is completely cool before adding the chocolate.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2011

Ingredients

  • 1 bag (453 g) five-grain rolled cereal such as Bob
  • 3/4 cups raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried sour cherries
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberry
  • 1/2 cup chopped date
  • 1/3 cup raw sunflower seed
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup canola oil melted
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped semisweet chocolate chips

Method

In large bowl, toss together cereal, pumpkin seeds, sour cherries, cranberries, dates, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds.

In small saucepan, warm together applesauce, maple syrup, oil, vanilla and salt over medium heat until thinned, about 3 minutes. Pour over cereal mixture; toss to coat.

Spread evenly on 2 greased or parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheets. Bake in 325?F (160?C) oven, stirring every 5 minutes and rotating pans halfway through, until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let cool completely on rack.

Stir in chocolate. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 3 weeks.)

Nutritional facts Per 1/4 cup: about

  • Sodium 20 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 140.0
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Potassium 90 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 20 g

%RDI

  • Iron 9.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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