Apple Crisp Granola

Apple Crisp Granola » Homegrown Provisions » #plantbased #granola #applecrisp #autumnrecipeAutumn is just around the corner. It’s a time when things go crunch: the leaves underfoot; the kindling for the fire; and that first bite of an apple freshly picked from the tree. This year our apple tree has been providing an abundance of apples. What to do with such a bounty? Well in addition to the usual suspects—apple pie, apple butter and apple sauce—there’s always apple crisp granola, another crunchy bit of goodness I love to make and eat in the fall.

Apple Crisp Granola » Homegrown Provisions » #plantbased #granola #applecrisp #autumnrecipe

Spiced with a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom, this apple crisp granola fills your kitchen with the cozy smell of fall.

Apple Crisp Granola » Homegrown Provisions » #plantbased #granola #applecrisp #autumnrecipeI love making this apple crisp granola on a lazy, weekend morning and enjoying it throughout the week. (Although it doesn’t always last that long!) It makes my house smell amazing and my family can hardly wait for it to cool down. I hope you will enjoy making and eating it too!

Looking for more recipes that feature apples?

Try this Rustic Apple Galette

…or this Cold Buster Juice!

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Apple Crisp Granola

  • Author: Shannon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 75 minutes (1.25 hours)
  • Total Time: 85 minutes (~1.4 hours), plus cooling
  • Yield: ~ 6-7 cups

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 3 cups extra thick rolled oats
  • 3 cups diced apples (peeled, any variety will do)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup whole pecans (or you can chop them if you wish)
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • pinch of coarse sea salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp good quality olive oil
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Dried Fruit

  • 1/4 cup dried currants
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients (except for dried fruit). In a small bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together until combined. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix the granola to coat.
  3. Turn the granola out onto the parchment-lined baking sheet and use the back of a spoon to spread the granola evenly.
  4. Bake the apple crisp granola for 15 minutes. Then turn the oven temperature down to 300 degrees F, give the granola a stir, and bake for an additional 40 minutes to an hour.* Be sure to stir the granola every 10-15 minutes for even coloration and cooking.
  5. Remove the granola from the oven and allow it to cool completely.** Then stir in the dried currants and cranberries.
  6. Serve the apple crisp granola with your favorite yogurt, milk or as a snack by the handful. Store the granola in an airtight container for up to a week.

Notes

*Oven temperatures/timing may vary. Look for granola that is light golden brown and crisp.

** The granola will crisp up further as it cools. Allow it to cool completely.

 

September 10, 2018

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2 Comments

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    Jen | My Healthy Homemade Life

    September 21, 2018

    We love homemade granola in our home! You post inspired me to try something entirely new. Thank you, Shannon!

    • Reply

      Shannon

      September 21, 2018

      I’m so glad, Jen! Crunchy, chewy, slightly sweet, homemade granola is where it’s at! 🙂

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