Fresh Apple Granola

Apple granola made with fresh apples! Perfectly spiced with touches of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. Ready in 30 minutes and perfect for breakfast or a snack.

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Homemade granola is so easy to make and this crunchy apple granola is no exception.

I love making homemade granola and I enjoy a bowl of it almost every single morning.

But last week while I was out walking with my dog, I started thinking about a new fall flavor for granola and the idea for apple pie granola just stuck in my mind.

It’s apple season, which just so happens to be one of my favorite times of the year and since granola is so popular at my kitchen table, I knew my family would love this apple filled granola recipe.

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Granola Recipe

This apple granola recipe begins as all my granola recipes do – with the same basic ingredients:

  • oats
  • shredded coconut
  • chopped walnuts or pecans
  • sunflower seeds
  • brown sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  • ground cloves
  • allspice
  • butter
  • maple syrup
  • salt
  • vanilla extract
  • chopped apples

You can also substitute other nuts and seeds for the ones called for in this recipe.

How To Make Apple Granola

This apple pie granola comes together so easily…

Step 1

In a small pot on a medium heat, melt the butter.

Stir in the maple syrup and the salt.

Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.

Step 2

Pour the butter/syrup mixture over the oats/nuts mixture and stir until well blended.

Fold in the diced apples.

Step 3

Pour onto one large sheet pan.

Cook for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to achieve an even color.

Remove from oven, cool and transfer to a large bowl

*Store in an airtight container.

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The apple cinnamon granola will soften slightly the next day because of the apples but it still tastes delicious.

If you want to add the crunch back, spread the granola on a baking sheet and bake it in a 300 degree F (177 degrees C) oven for 5-8 minutes.

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Other Apple Recipes

If you like this apple granola recipe, you might also like to try any or all of these single serving and small batch apple recipes:

Apple Pie For One

Apple Muffin

Apple Crisp

Breakfast Bread Pudding

Baked Apples

Apple Cinnamon Scones

Other Easy Granola Recipes

Butter Pecan Granola

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Gingerbread Granola

Fresh Apple Granola Recipe

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Apple Granola

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cool: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Breakfast/Snack
Cuisine: Breakfast
Keyword: granola
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 332kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup walnuts , chopped
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • pinch allspice
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup diced apples (about 1 large or 2 small/medium)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut, walnuts, sunflower seeds, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice.
  • In a small pot on a medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the maple syrup and the salt.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  • Pour the butter/syrup mixture over the oats/nuts mixture and stir until well blended.
  • Fold in the diced apples.
  • Pour onto 1 large sheet pan.
  • Cook for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to achieve an even color.
  • Remove from oven, cool and transfer to a large bowl
  • *Store in an airtight container.
  • **Note: The granola will get a little soft the next day due to the moisture in the apples. To make the granola crunchy again, spread on a baking sheet and heat in a 300 degree oven for 5-8 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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35 thoughts on “Fresh Apple Granola”

  1. This sounds SO amazing. I love that you put fresh apples in it! I usually put dried fruit in my granola but have never thought to add fresh in. Definitely going to try this out!

    1. How lucky you are, Deb. I’d love to be able to walk outside and pick fresh apples from our tree. Hope you have the chance to give this recipe a try, I love the fresh apple bits.

  2. So we went apple picking last weekend, and I have been looking for apple recipes. This one came at the perfect time. Plus we all love apple pie so apple pie granola is what I am going to try making one of these days.

  3. Fun!! I have never thought to use fresh apples in my granola. We make granola all the time and I am always looking for new granola ideas! This is so perfect for this time of year.

    1. I started out thinking I would use dried apples in this recipe but forgot them at the store. The fresh apples were all I had and I’m so glad because I think it’s better this way. Thanks, Erin!

  4. This sounds so terrific – just absolutely perfect for fall! And I’ll bet that it really does make your kitchen smell heavenly as it’s baking! I definitely think it’s perfect for breakfast or for snacking, and I can just really imagine that it would be stellar over some vanilla frozen yogurt for dessert … so many possibilities! Yum!

    1. Thanks, Judy! If you store the granola in an air-tight container at room temperature, it will stay good for up to 2 weeks. The granola will lose its crunch during this time because of the apples. Honestly, in my house, the granola only lasts a few days. My family and I eat it pretty quickly.

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