It’s only the 2nd of September, and I’m already shoving Fall in your face like nobody’s business. Don’t except me to apologize though because I adore this season. The crisp air, knee high boots with snug jackets and apples galore. I mean come on, how can you hate any of that? So except lots more cozy recipes like this Apple Pie Granola on the blog in the upcoming months.
The idea of turning my favorite pie into a portable breakfast snack came to me late one night when the suffocating heat outside made me long for cooler weather. This granola is relatively low in sugar, easy to make and most importantly taste like apple pie. I swear to god as it was baking, it was as if Fall entered my kitchen. My favorite way to eat this Apple Pie Granola is with full fat Greek yogurt. Decadent enough for dessert but healthy enough for breakfast. Enjoy!
- 3½ cups rolled oats
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup silvered almonds
- 1 cup apple sauce, no sugar added
- ⅛ cup maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped dried apples
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, stir together oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, salt and almonds.
- Warm the apple sauce, maple syrup, and vanilla extract over medium heat.
- Pour over the oat mixture and stir until well combined. Evenly spread the mixture onto a large baking sheet. Bake for about 55 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Once the granola is golden brown, fold in the dried apples. Let the granola cool completely. Store the granola in a large, airtight container. It will keep for about a month.