I am trying to come up with a good homemade granola recipe, and have a couple of questions. 1.) Does anyone know why so many granola recipes have sesame seeds in them? I haven't ever really noticed the sesame seeds once it is cooked, and don't recall seeing them in granola I've bought at the store. And, it is always tough to find sesame seeds in my neck of the woods. Can I safely omit them, or is there some intangible sesame seed quality I am not thinking of? 2.) Has anyone successfully substituted applesauce for all or part of the oil that is usually used?