Apple Pie Granola

There is nothing more American than Apple Pie, and getting through 4th of July on the MRT/Leap Food Sensitivity Elimination Diet can leave you feeling less than celebratory at the moment.  Fear not, my daughter is back in the kitchen and whipped up an apple pie inspired granola using only MRT tested ingredients so you can have that warm, cinnamon, sweet crunch in your yogurt or fruit bowl.  As with most recipes, this recipe was designed for a specific client, so ingredients can vary depending on which ingredients are safest for you, based on your food plan.

Preheat 300 F

Prep Time:  20 minutes

Cook Time:  30 minutes

Total:  50 minutes

Ingredients:

Syrup

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup thin apple slices with skin removed

Granola

2 cups oats

1 cup slivered almonds (chopped will work also)

2 Tablespoons seeds (we used pumpkin, but sunflower would work well also)

1 small apple, peeled and diced

1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil (or other allowed fat)

Optional:  1/2 teaspoon vanilla or add dried fruits, if safe for you to consume on your MRT/Leap food plan

Instructions:

1.      In a small saucepan add the sugar, water, and apples and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and let simmer for 20-25 minutes on medium-low heat or until a sticky syrup is formed and apples are soft.

2.     While the syrup is simmering, in a medium size mixing bowl, mix together the oats, nuts, seeds, apple, cinnamon, and any other optional ingredients.

3.     Once the syrup is complete, pour the syrup through a mesh strainer into a glass measuring cup or small bowl.  Save the cooked apples.  The syrup should yield approximately ¼ cup.  Add the syrup to the oat mixture.

4.     Place the cooked apples and oil in a food processor and mix to an applesauce consistency and mix into the granola.

5.     Spread on to a baking pan and cook for 15 minutes, then stir and cook another 15 minutes.

6.     Remove from oven and let cool completely before storing.  If using fresh fruit (as we did with apples), I recommend storing in a mason jar or other air tight container in the refrigerator.

Serve with White Mountain Bulgarian Probiotic Yogurt, which provides up to 90 billion probiotic live cultures for a happy, healthy GI tract!

Yield: 4 cups

Serving:  ½ cup

Total Servings:  8

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