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Cinnamon Apple Pie Granola

  • Author: Alice Pagès
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Cinnamon apple pie granola is the perfect fall-inspired breakfast! It’s loaded with baked apple, crunchy almonds, spices and tastes like apple pie in chunky granola form. It’s quick and easy to make with a few staple ingredients.


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 tbsp oat flour* see notes
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 apple, about 150 g (I recommend Honey crisp or Gala)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300F/150°C and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  2. Rince the apple. If organic you can keep the skin, but peel it if you prefer. Core and chop the apple into small 1/4-inch cubes. Set aside. Roughly chop half of the almonds and keep the rest whole.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, almonds (chopped and whole), oat flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  4. Add maple syrup and melted coconut oil to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly using a spatula until they are well coated. This is very important to make the granola chunky.
  5. Add the chopped apple and mix gently to incorporate into the mixture.
  6. Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Using a spatula or your hands, press down the granola together to form an even, tightly-packed layer in the center of the baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes until lightly golden, then remove from oven and rotate the baking sheet to ensure an even baking. Don’t stir the granola at this step or during baking to keep it ultra chunky!
  8. Bake for 10 minutes more, until the granola is golden brown. Watch carefully as it can burn very quickly.
  9. Remove from oven and place the baking sheet on a cooling rack, don’t stir. Let to cool completely, for at least 1 hour, before breaking it into clusters.

Notes

  1. Store the apple pie granola in a dry and clean airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
  2. You can find oat flour in most grocery stores or make your own by mixing in a high speed blender until you get a fine flour. You can also replace oat flour with all purpose flour.
  3. If you are celiac, make sure to use certified gluten free rolled oats.
  4. I recommend to use Honey crisp or Gala apple for their sweetness, little acidity, fresh and crisp flesh. However you can use any other variety of apple to make this granola.

Keywords: granola, apple pie, apple pie granola, cinnamon apple granola, oats, breakfast