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Tasty Homemade Apple Peanut Granola


It’s time to shake off those winter blues and get ready for the warmer days ahead. In honor of the season, Santa Cruz Organic has created a new spin on a pantry staple with Santa Cruz Organic Peanut Powder. Peanut Powder gives you classic peanut flavor without the fat for a lighter version you’ll love.

Celebrate Spring with Santa Cruz Organic

  • Don’t buy – DIY. This recipe for homemade Apple Peanut Granola provides a nourishing breakfast that doubles as an easy and portable snack. No mystery ingredients here!
  • Practice sustainability for a spring that’s good for you and for the planet. Try to incorporate one new habit each month, whether it’s recycling, conserving water or increasing your home’s efficiency.
  • Substitute Santa Cruz Organic Peanut Powder for traditional peanut butter in your smoothies and favorite recipes. With at least 80% less fat and 65% fewer calories than natural organic peanut butter, it’s a great way to lighten up your diet. Each serving of Peanut Powder also has 6g of protein.

DSC_0005And here is the Tasty Homemade Apple Peanut Granola Recipe!

  • 3 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup pecan halves, broken
  • 1/4 cup brown cane sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup Santa Cruz Organic® Apple Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Santa Cruz Organic® Peanut Powder with Milled Chia Seeds
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. HEAT oven to 350°F. Combine oats, pecans, brown cane sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in large bowl.
  2. MICROWAVE apple sauce, peanut powder, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla in small microwave-safe bowl on HIGH 30 seconds. Stir until combined. Pour over oat mixture. Stir until evenly coated. Spread evenly on 2 (15 x 10 x 1-inch) baking pans, breaking up any clumps.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Transfer to large bowl. Cool completely. Store in airtight container.



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