A healthy solution to your apple pie craving! This granola is vegan, has no added sugar, and makes your house smell like a freshly baked pie. Perfect for a dessert-like breakfast or snack.
Did you miss me last month? If you remember I didn’t participate in the redux for May because I was away (instead I shared my undying love for kabocha 😉 ). But this month I am back and I am celebrating an American favorite. Apple Pie.
But not traditional apple pie…my take on it. A recipe that allows you to eat and enjoy that amazing smell of a freshly baked slice everyday, without all the work. Cause we all know making homemade pie crusts can be a pain in the arse. 😉
I got pretty lucky with the Recipe Redux theme this month….
June 2015 – Theme
Tucked in a crust, nothing says love from the oven like pie. Whether it’s a twist on the all-American apple pie or a traditional recipe from your home country, give a healthy makeover to your favorite savory or sweet pie recipe.
How perfect, right!?
This recipe is classic apple pie in granola form. Spicy cinnamon, sweet apples, and luxurious vanilla combine to create the perfect snack for munching.
I for one am a huge granola fan. It’s something I’ve avoided for a few years now (silly food fears), but now I am back to eating it on a regular basis and trying to make up for lost time. Granola is just great. Crunchy, hearty, and filled with so many different textures.
It’s pretty easy to make to. Just throw a bunch of ingredients in a bowl, mix, and bake! Your house will be filled with the amazing aroma of freshly baked apple pie.
No Added Sugar Apple Cinnamon Granola
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 tbsp raw buckwheat groats
- 2 tbsp grape nuts
- 1/2 puffed kamut or rice cereal
- 1 tbsp apple flour
- 2 tbsp cup applesauce or apple puree
- 1 tbsp apple butter
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla powder
- 1/2 tsp apple pie spice
- 1/4 cup dried fruit, optional
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Preheat oven to 325. Mix all dry ingredients (except dried fruit) together in a bowl. In separate bowl, combine applesauce and apple butter. Pour apple mixture over dry ingredients and mix until evenly combined. Spread in a thin layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, stirring half way through. Remove from oven. Let cool and add dried fruit if desired. Store in a air tight container.
I have been loving this with ice cold almond or cashew milk, on top of yogurt, or as topping for overnight oats. But let’s be honest. It’s pretty darn good straight off the baking tray. Though I do recommend you let it cool before digging in….that way it gets extra crunchy and crispy.
This is the first of many granola recipes to come this summer! I have been brainstorming up a ton of different flavor combinations and so far they haven’t failed me yet.
What’s your favorite type of pie?
What’s your go-to granola add-in?
Do you like making foods that are inspired by your favorite desserts?
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