Granola is one of those things that you either love or hate. I don’t really know of anyone who is in the middle about granola. What is so great about granola, is that you can customize it to whatever you want, and give it whatever flavor you like! This time I chose apple pie… is your mouth watering yet? It should be!
Start off with mixing all your dry ingredients together. I added freeze dried apples to mine because that’s all that I could find in the store, but feel free to add whatever type of dried apple you prefer.
Mix all the liquid ingredients together in a bowl. Now is the time to taste the sweetness levels. If you prefer a sweeter granola, add 1/2 cup of maple syrup. If you prefer a more subdued sweetness, add only 1/3 of a cup. Spread it on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Stir while baking if you prefer smaller granola; otherwise don’t stir it at all and don’t touch it until it is completely cooled before breaking into bigger chunks.
Apple Pie Granola
A great snack that tastes like your favorite dessert
- 2 Cups Gluten Free Rolled Oats
- ½ Cup Freeze Dried Apples (chopped)
- ⅓ Cup Shredded Coconut
- ⅓ Cup Chopped Pecans
- 1 Tbsp Apple Pie Spice
- ⅓ Cup Coconut Oil (melted)
- ⅓-½ Cup Maple Syrup
- 2 Tbsp Almond Butter
- 1 tsp Vanilla
Preheat oven to 325°F/162°C.
Mix together the oats, coconut, chopped apple, pecans, and apple pie spice.
In a separate bowl, combine the coconut oil, ⅓ cup maple syrup, almond butter, and vanilla. If it is not sweet enough, add more maple syrup now.
Pour the liquid over the oat mixture. Spread it on to a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. If you want your granola in small chunks, stir twice; if you want bigger pieces, don't stir at all. Leave on pan until cooled and then break in to large chunks.