Apple Pie Spiced Granola

Apple Pie Spiced Granola

About a month ago I was strolling through whole foods looking for breakfast cereal. I LOVE honey bunches of oats, but I don’t love added sugars in processed foods so I went for this Almond Ezekiel cereal instead:

http://www.grocery.com/store/ezekiel-4-9-sprouted-whole-grain-cereal-almond-16-ounce-pack?language=en&currency=USD&notax=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwmpb0BRCBARIsAG7y4zbsD08uCCUmRHwnlJXcEbz7c-ywgQXyFYE4F09PU9qnloG2CvT0QecaAgbYEALw_wcB

They were no honey bunches of oats, I can say that much. The texture was nice and crunchy, but it kind of tasted like a mixture of cardboard and dust. They are a whole protein and are a pretty solid source of fiber, plus I hate throwing food away so I figured I’d make them into something more edible. What better way to use a super crunchy yet flavorless grain than granola? Lo’ and behold, my apple pie spiced granola recipe:

Apple Pie Spiced Granola

Granola keeps super well in the freezer, so I usually make one big batch and store half in an airtight container. I love serving it as an element to a dessert as well! Here I fried half an apple in brown butter and cinnamon. I’m high key mad I didn’t drizzle these with honey!

apple pie spiced granola

This apple pie spiced granola recipe is:

Crunchy

Lightly sweet

Filling

If you like this recipe, try some of these next!

https://mindfulcooks.com/cherry-dark-chocolate-granola-bars/

https://mindfulcooks.com/roasted-red-pepper-hummus/

https://mindfulcooks.com/black-pepper-garlic-beet-chips/

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Apple Pie Spiced Granola

April 2, 2020
: 4 cups
: 50 min
: easy

This apple pie spiced granola is lightly sweet, crispy and filling. Eat it on its own as a snack, or serve it on a cinamon apple!

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 T apple pie spice
  • 3/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 cups ezeikel
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
Directions
  • Step 1 In a medium sized sauce pot over medium heat, add the brown sugar, apple pie spice, salt, applesauce, honey and vanilla.
  • Step 2 Once it comes to a gentle simmer, turn off the heat and stir in the Ezekiel, oats and nuts. Make sure they are well coated.
  • Step 3 Spread the mixture onto a silmat or parchment lined sheet pan and bake in a 300F oven for 45 minutes, or until nice and crisp.
  • Step 4 I like to serve this granola on a half of an apple, light sautéed in brown butter and cinnamon. Drizzle with honey, if desired.


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