Preheat oven to 340 degrees F.
Combine oats, flax, quinoa, nuts, spices, and salt to a large mixing bowl.
Stir together oil, applesauce, and maple syrup in a medium mixing bowl. Pour wet mixture over dry ingredients and stir well.
Arrange mixture on a large baking sheet and spread into an even layer. Bake for 20 minutes. Then remove from oven and toss the granola around on the sheet pan. Bake 5-10 minutes more. Watch carefully as to not burn. When the granola is done it should have a golden brown color.
Let granola cool completely and then transfer to a large bowl and add the dried cranberries and dried apple chips. Store leftovers in a sealed bag or container at room temperature for 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction Apple Quinoa Pecan Granola.