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:
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:
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!
This apple pie spiced granola recipe is:
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Apple Pie Spiced Granola
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!
- 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
- 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.