Fresh Apple Cinnamon Granola
Fresh Apple Cinnamon Granola smells amazing whilst baking along in the oven, and tastes even better! What more screams Fall in a bowl that a combination of freshly baked apples, dried cranberries, lots of cinnamon, maple syrup, and some pumpkin seeds? The perfect combination! Pairs well with some milk or yogurt, on top of some muffins just before baking, or as a snack all by itself.
Servings: 12 serves
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 2 medium apples cored and diced
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- 4 tbsp unrefined coconut oil
- ½ cup maple syrup (some honey if that's what you have)
- 2 tsp pure vanilla
Preheat oven to 300F (160C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix together the chopped apples, oats, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, cinnamon and salt.
In a saucepan over medium heat, warm the coconut oil, honey, and vanilla until it melts and comes together. Pour over the oat mixture and stir until the oat mixture is coated. Spread onto prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until dry and lightly golden.
Allow the granola to cool completely before storing in an air tight container.
This is very cinnamony, so if you aren’t a huge fan of cinnamon you might want to reduce the amount you use.
To freeze, arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet small enough to fit into the freezer. Pop into the freezer. Remove when frozen and transfer to a freezer-friendly container or Ziploc bag and pop back into the freezer until ready to use.
Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg