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Applesauce Granola



This is a delicious low-calorie granola that is great alone or on top of yogurt!


2 ½ Cups Old Fashioned Oats
1 Cup Nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds)
1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds
1/4 Cup Sesame Seeds
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Vegetable or Canola Oil
1/3 Cup Raisins

Preheat oven to 300°F.

Combine the oats, nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt together in a large bowl.

Heat the applesauce, honey and oil together either in a small saucepan over low heat or in the microwave.

Stir the applesauce mixture into the oat mixture until fully combined.

Spread it out onto a baking sheet.  Stir every 10 minutes of baking until the granola is golden brown.  This will take a total of about 45-50 minutes.  Stir in the raisins after baking.

Store in an air tight container.



-Recipe found at Fake Ginger-


I love popcorn!  This is how we make our own microwave popcorn.  I don’t like to buy the bags of microwavable popcorn because the fake butter is horrible to clean out of the microwave.

1/4 cup popcorn kernels
2 Tbsp margarine
You will also need:
1 paper lunch sack
1 staple
2 paper towels

Add the popcorn kernels, margarine and salt to the paper lunch sack.  Fold over and staple closed.  Stack the paper towels and place them in the microwave and put the paper sack on top of them.  Cook for 1 minute 45 seconds or until popping slows down, which ever comes first.  Tear bag open and pour into a bowl to serve.

Note: We use mini staples to reduce the amount of metal in the microwave.  And yes, you are putting metal in the microwave.  We have never had any problems with it, but we do stand by to be safe.