This Apple Pie Granola is a healthy breakfast filled with oats, nuts and cinnamon spice. It then gets toasted up to perfection and filled with apple chips for a granola that tastes just like apple pie!

A cup with yogurt and apple granola in it

If there’s one ingredient that makes me think of September it’s definitely apples. While there is of course tons of other great produce in season in September, apples are just available in abundance.

Not to mention September is the time of year for apple picking! While I still haven’t gone yet this year, (still a tad early) apple picking is one of my favourite September activities to do. There’s just something so satisfying about heading out to a farm and being able to pick my own apples to make things like vegan apple crumb muffins & salted caramel apple galette 

Really though, if you’re a lover of apple pie, this granola is for you! This granola is lightly sweetened and crispy. It’s made with dried apple chips that give it that tasty apple flavour. You can enjoy this granola as is or use it as a topping on yogurt parfaits or bowls.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Perfect granola for Fall. This granola is loaded with apple flavour and is perfect to enjoy during Fall. As you bake it, it will fill your kitchen with the most delightful apple and cinnamon aroma.
  • Healthy, gluten-free and vegan. This granola is suitable for all sorts of different diet types and is naturally gluten-free and vegan. It’s made without refined sugars for a healthy alternative to most store-bought granolas.
  • Great for meal prep. This granola stores well in the pantry for up to 2 months (if it lasts that long) and is great for meal prep to have for easy breakfasts.
a baking pan with apple pie granola in it

How to make apple granola

This Apple Pie Granola is so easy to make. All you need to make this recipe is a couple of mixing bowls and a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  1. Mix the oats, walnuts, pecans, chia seeds, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a bowl.
  2. Mix the maple syrup and coconut oil together and pour into the dry mixture. Mix until well combined.
  3. Spread the granola evenly on the baking pan annd bake for 25-35 minutes until the granola is golden brown.
  4. Add the apple chips and mix together.
Two cups with yogurt and apple pie granola in them

Tips for making this recipe perfectly

  • Use rolled oats.The base for this granola uses rolled oats. I 100% recommend using large flaked oats/rolled oats rather than quick oats for making granola. This is what gives the granola that rich and chewy texture. If you want to make this granola gluten-free, just make sure to be using gluten-free certified oats! 
  • Customize this recipe with any nuts you love. I like walnuts and pecans because they go SO well with that apple flavour, but if you like almonds or pumpkin seeds those would work well too! (You can even add in some raisins or chocolate chips at the end if you like.) 
  • Make sure that you add the apple chips AFTER the granola comes out of the oven. (As well as any other dried fruit you may want to add) This is super important otherwise the chips will burn.

This apple pie granola is: 

  • Healthy snack for adults & kids 
  • Vegan and gluten-free (*just make sure to use gluten-free certified oats) 
  • Free of refined-sugars
  • Tastes just like apple pie, YUM!
Two glasses of yogurt parfaits with apple granola in them

This granola can be stored in a jar in your pantry for weeks at a time and goes great paired with yogurts, on top of smoothie bowls or even on its own! 

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apple pie granola

Apple Pie Granola

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Apple Pie Granola tastes just like an apple pie! It’s healthy and goes perfectly on top your favourite yogurt!


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the oats, walnuts, pecans, chia seeds, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a bowl.
  3. Mix the maple syrup and coconut oil together and pour into the dry mixture. Mix until well combined.
  4. Spread the granola evenly on the baking pan.
  5. Bake for 25-35 minutes until the granola is golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool, then mix in the chopped apple chips.
  7. Store in an airtight jar or container.

Notes

Store in a jar or sealed container for up to 2 months in the pantry. 

Add in any other mix-ins you like. Raisins, mini chocolate chips or shredded coconut are all great choices!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 281
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 3g

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