Posted on 3 September, 2013

Apple Pie Granola

Recipe

Apple Pie Granola -1

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.

Apple Pie Granola 2-1

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!

Apple Pie Granola
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Serves: About 5 cups of granola
Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup silvered almonds
  • 1 cup apple sauce, no sugar added
  • 1/8 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped dried apples
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, salt and almonds.
  3. Warm the apple sauce, maple syrup, and vanilla extract over medium heat.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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15 Comments

  • Reply Joanne 3 September, 2013 at 5:11 am

    Well we can’t eat pie every day, which is a shame, but in it’s place I’d be happy to eat this granola!! Love the fall flavors!
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    • Reply Nicole 8 September, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Thank you Joanne! This granola is the closet you will get to eating Apple Pie for breakfast unless its the real thing.

  • Reply Marta @ petiteraisin.ca 3 September, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Pie into a breakfast option, yes please! Love this recipe, and fall flavors…great idea with this granola!

    .:Marta:.

    • Reply Nicole 8 September, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      Thank you Marta!

  • Reply laurasmess 3 September, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Haha, it’s just progressed into Spring here in Australia. But I’ll still shove a giant bowl of this fall-inspired apple granola into my mouth with gusto! Yum. So good. Classic combination = perfection :) x
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    • Reply Nicole 8 September, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      Your so lucky! I wish it was spring here, but I’m kinda in love with Fall if you couldn’t tell.

  • Reply DessertForTwo 3 September, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Whoa, I love that this only has a small amount of maple syrup and the rest of the sweetner is all-natural. Thank you! This will be made! I’m always looking for low-sugar breakfast options. :)

    • Reply Nicole 8 September, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      Me too! I hate having a sugar crash by mid afternoon.

  • Reply Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking 4 September, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Yes, yes and yes! I love this, Nicole. Totally my kind of granola… and since I rarely allow myself a big slice of apple pie, this is the second best thing! Great recipe.
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    • Reply Nicole 8 September, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      Thank you Georgia!

  • Reply ashley - baker by nature 4 September, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Granola is just the best! And I looooove this apple pie version! xo

    • Reply Nicole 8 September, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      Granola is the best and that is a fact.

  • Reply amy @ fearless homemaker 4 September, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I can’t wait to break out the boots! Until then, this delish granola will just have to do to ring in fall. YUM!

    • Reply Nicole 8 September, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      I probably wont be breaking out the boots until November so I’m trying to get Fall inspired with food.

  • Reply Jocelyn 8 September, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    I am so ready for cooler weather!! But until that comes, I will enjoy yumminess like this granola!! This sounds crazy good!
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