Chef Wendell: Homemade Granola

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Chef Wendell makes a good tasting, good for you snack.

Eating the right foods can help your immune system.

Chef Wendell shows us an easy recipe for this homemade granola.

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (Instant oats are nutritionally inferior)
  • 1 cup sliced almonds (or nut of choice)
  • 3 tbs. ground flax or chia seeds
  • 1 cup dried fruit
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt
  • ½ cup sugar-free applesauce
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or honey, plus additional sweetener
  1. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients oats, almonds, and salt and stir to mix well.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine wet ingredients apple sauce, maple syrup /honey, and stir with a whisk to mix well.’
  4. Add wet mixture to dry mixture and stir until wet mixture is evenly distributed.
  5. Pour granola mixture evenly onto prepared baking sheet and spread to an even layer.
  6. Bake, stirring every 15 minutes for 45-60 minutes, or until granola is browned to preference.
  7. Remove from oven cool. (If you bake the fruit, it will get hard as rock)
  8. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  9. Now add the dried fruit and ground flax /chia seed. Mix again. (Bag and freeze.)
  10. Serve with yogurt, almond or coconut milk.
  11. Store in an airtight container.
  12. Serves 6-8 depending on how large your serving sizes are.

Note: Feel free to add blueberries, goji berries, chopped apples or yogurt.

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