Crunchy and Delicious Granola Recipe

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  • 3 cups thick-cut oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup hulled sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup hulled pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ
  • 1 cup chopped dried cherries
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Combine oatmeal, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, wheat germ, chopped dried cherries, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  4. Mix applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla in a separate bowl.
  5. Pour applesauce mixture over the oatmeal mixture; mix until evenly coated.
  6. Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets; smooth into a single thin layer.
  7. Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes, stir gently to turn, and continue cooking until crisp and golden brown, another 15 to 20 minutes.