Sweetened with maple Syrup, and featuring warm cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, this will a favorite.Enjoy all the flavors of apple pie in this easy to make Apple Pie Granola!
Today is extra special! Not only is it Friday, but it’s also the first day of September. I think I can safely pull out all of my fall decorations and not be looked at funny.
Yes, I am fully aware that it’s still 100+ degrees here, when you count the heat index, but it’s September, and I’m craving leaves changing color, even though we don’t have that here.
Palm trees don’t lose their color, unless they are dieing. I’m craving cool and crisp breezes. Yea, we don’t have those here either until November, and then it’s not all that crisp like.
I’m also craving fall flavored everything. And for the past month and a half, I’ve made fall everything.
Y’all may have seen my recipe for Cinnamon Maple Granola with Cranberries about a week or so ago. You didn’t? Well, click the name, and go check it out. It’s delicious and tastes like fall!
Since I’ve been on that little granola kick that you also read about with that recipe, I’ve decided to share another granola recipe that I’ve been making.
This one is loved by the whole family. I make a version for Kelsie since she has nut allergies, without the nuts. It’s just as tasty.
I love using the Bare Fruit Chips in my granola, and I used the Fuji and Reds apple chips in this recipe. You could use another flavor like granny smith or even the cinnamon one, but I like this one the best. It’s the perfect little apple crunch to help give you the feel of apple pie.
I think one of my favorite things about making my own granola besides of the fact that it’s easy, is I love that I can control the amount of sugar. I also like to use maple syrup as my choice of sweetener.
Apple Pie Granola ingredients:
- old fashioned rolled oats
- mixed nuts
- unsweetened apple sauce
- maple syrup
- Apple Chips
Apple Pie Granola serving ideas:
This granola is perfect with milk, nut milks, and it’s amazing on top of yogurt.
I’ve also sliced up some apples, tossed them in some butter in a small pan on the stove top, and cooked them down a little. I topped them with this granola and some homemade whipped cream. It made a perfect light dessert!
Plop it on top of ice cream!
GRANOLA MIX-INS AND SUBSTITUTIONS:
- Toasted coconut
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter/almond butter (needs no explanation!)
- chocolate chips
- caramel chips
- Swap the olive oil for coconut oil
- Swap maple syrup for honey
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- 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup Planter's mixed nuts or any nuts you like
- 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup Bare Fruit Apple Chips broken into smaller pieces
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl combine the oats, nuts, apple chips, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside. In a small bowl whisk together the oil, apple sauce, and maple syrup. Pour this over your oat mixture, and stir to coat everything evenly.
- Pour onto the lined baking sheet, make sure to create a flat surface. You don't want anything on top of each other. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, and allow to completely cool. Toss in the apple chips, and store in an air tight container for up to 3 weeks.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 473Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 8gSugar: 17gProtein: 11g