• Apple Pie Homemade Granola Recipe

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    0 shares Jump to Recipe All of the flavors of fall are infused into this Apple Pie Homemade Granola recipe. Mix with yogurt, serve with milk or snack on a handful – versatile, healthy and delicious! 121 calories and 5 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP Everybody needs a great homemade granola recipe in their repertoire and now I have two to choose from – my Maple Pistachio Granola and now this new apple pie version. And I can’t possibly pick a favorite. They’re both fantastic as part of a yogurt parfait, in a breakfast trifle or with a splash of milk. The beauty of homemade granola is that you can change up the mix-ins – seeds, nuts and fruit – to suit your taste buds. More on those options later. WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS HOMEMADE GRANOLA RECIPE: These are the main components for this recipe (including affiliate links)… Old fashioned oats: If you follow a gluten free diet, be sure to check the package to make sure that the oats are processed in a grain-free facility. Nuts & seeds: Use raw pecans, roughly chopped and raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds). If you live near a Trader Joe’s or Costco, you can get a smokin’ deal on raw nuts. Sweetener & fat: Just a bit will do you! I use organic coconut oil (melted) and pure maple syrup. Spices: Cinnamon, ground ginger and nutmeg brings out that apple pie flavor. For the nutmeg, I prefer to buy whole nutmeg and grate it on a microplane. Dried fruit: Stir in some dried apples and dried tart cherries after baking the granola. Tips for making homemade granola: The basic process is the same for many granola recipes. Start by stirring together the oats, nuts and seeds. In this case, that’s pecans and pepitas. However, you could use any combination of raw nuts – such as pecans, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts and macadamia nuts – and seeds – such as pepitas, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and sesame seeds. Next, stir together the fat, sweetener and spices. I like to use melted coconut oil and maple syrup, but feel free to switch to a neutral oil or any sweetener that you prefer, such as honey (not vegan), agave, monkfruit, coconut palm sugar or Stevia. Pour the mixture in the oat mixture and toss to combine. Spread the granola mixture on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, stirring one or two times. The granola should be light golden brown. Let the granola cool completely on the baking sheet. If you’re adding dried fruit, now’s the time. Then transfer the cooled granola into airtight containers, such as Weck jars or glass storage containers (affiliate links). How to make chunky granola: The two key ingredients for making granola clusters are egg whites (not vegan) and unsweetened applesauce, which are added to the oat mixture at the same time as the sweetener and fat. When stirring the granola partway through baking, be sure to turn carefully so that the clusters aren’t broken up. Other make ahead breakfast recipes: Southwestern Crustless Quiche with Black Beans {Cookin’ Canuck} Blueberry Baked Oatmeal {Cookin’ Canuck} Make-Ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches {A Sweet Pea Chef} Vegan Breakfast Enchiladas {Sweet Potato Soul} Apple Pie Homemade Granola RecipeAll of the flavors of fall are infused into this Apple Pie Homemade Granola recipe. Mix with yogurt, serve with milk or snack on a handful - versatile, healthy and delicious! 121 calories and 5 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP Print Pin RateCourse: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanKeyword: Apple Cinnamon, Homemade Granola, Make Ahead BreakfastPrep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 25 minutesTotal Time: 35 minutesServings: 22 ServingsCalories: 120.9kcalAuthor: Dara Michalski | Cookin' Canuck Ingredients 3 cups old-fashioned oats (gluten free, if preferred) 3/4 cup raw pecans roughly chopped 1/3 cup raw pepitas 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped dried apples 1/3 cup dried tart cherries Instructions Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, pecans and pepitas. In a small bowl, stir together the maple syrup, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt. Pour the maple syrup mixture over the oat mixture and mix well until the oats and nuts are coated. Transfer the granola to the baking sheet. Bake until the granola is light golden brown, stirring once or twice, 20 to 25 minutes. Let the granola cool completely. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the dried apples and dried cherries. Store in an airtight container, such as a glass jar, for up to 2 weeks. Notes Weight Watchers Points: 5 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 3 (Points+) Nutrition Serving: 0.25 cup | Calories: 120.9 kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.3 g | Protein: 2.7 g | Fat: 5.6 g | Saturated Fat: 2.1 g | Sodium: 57.4 mg | Fiber: 2.1 g | Sugar: 5.7 g Tried this recipe?If you make this recipe, I'd love to see it on Instagram! Just use the hashtag #COOKINCANUCK and I'll be sure to find it. 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