This Apple Pie Granola recipe is all the best parts of apple pie – warm cinnamon, cozy nutmeg, and delicious apple-y goodness – all rolled into one easy to make, easy to serve, relatively healthy breakfast or snack food.Jump to Recipe
I made Pumpkin Pie Granola a few weeks ago and I although I’ve never been a huge fan of granola, I LOVED it. It was so comforting and delicious and I immediately started thinking of what other pies could be turned into granola, and my first thought was apple. And that's how this Apple Pie Granola recipe was born!
This granola takes that same basic recipe as the pumpkin pie version but makes a few swaps to really bring out the apple pie flavor.
It’s great as breakfast served over vanilla yogurt with some chopped apple on top. It’s fantastic served over vanilla ice cream as a sweet and healthy-ish dessert.
Granola is also fantastic for just snacking on handfuls when you’re feeling snacky.
Other Breakfast Recipes You'll Love
- Coconut Oil
- Apple Cider (or apple juice)
- Vanilla Extract
- Rolled oats (not instant)
- Brown Sugar
- Apple Pie Spice
- Dried apple chips
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Make your own apple pie spice
Apple pie spice is generally a mixture of the following:
cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice
Some places add cloves or cardamom, but the base recipe is those four spices. If you don’t have apple pie spice you could make your own using the following recipe:
- 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground allspice
You can then keep that for a few months in your pantry!
Tips and Tricks
- Don’t add the dried apples until after baking. Stir them into the granola while it’s still warm from the oven, but if you bake them with the rest of it, they’ll most likely burn.
- You could buy or make your own apple cider syrup and use that in place of the apple cider, and that would be amazing!
- Start checking the granola at about 50 minutes to make sure it’s not burning. You’re cooking this low and slow, but you always want to err on the side of caution.
How do I store this granola?
Store your apple pie granola in an airtight container out of direct sunlight for up to a month. (6-8 weeks in the fridge)
How do I serve this?
I love this granola with yogurt for breakfast or with ice cream and a little bit of caramel for dessert. It’s also great as a cereal with just some milk and cinnamon sprinkled on top.
Do I have to use Coconut Oil?
Nope – you can use any neutral oil you choose here. I like the sweetness that coconut oil adds to the recipe though.
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Apple Pie Granola Recipe
- ⅓ cup coconut oil melted
- ⅓ cup apple cider or apple juice
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups large flake rolled oats not instant
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon apple pie spice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup dried apples chopped
- Preheat the oven to 300 and line a large baking sheet with parchment or foil.
- In a large bowl combine the melted oil, cider, and vanilla and stir to combine. Add all the rest of the ingredients except the dried apples and stir to coat the oats and nuts.
- Spread the granola on the prepared baking sheet and then bake for 1 hour without stirring.
- After an hour, remove from the oven, and immediately stir in the chopped dried apples.
- Allow to cool, place in an airtight container, and keep for up to 1 month.