so we're in fort lauderdale now, which is sadly nothing at all like this (happy birthday, elvis!), before heading back to school next week. before we left we made some of our famous homemade granola...this time it was chai flavored and delicious!
*5 cups oats (quick cooking or old fashioned)
*1 cup slivered almonds
*1 cup applesauce
*1/3 cup brown rice syrup or agave
*1/3 cup honey
*cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, cardamom, and ginger
preheat oven to 350 degrees F. mix oats and almonds in a large bowl. mix remaining ingredients in a smaller bowl (we didn't measure the spices...you used mostly cinnamon and cloves and less of the other spices. about 2 T of c + c, and about 1 T of the others...more or less of everything if you like a lessor more spicy flavor). add wet mix to dry mix and stir until evenly mixed. spread on a baking pan and bake 30-45 minutes, until starting to brown (the bottom can be almost burnt...its good that way).