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Apple Crisp Granola Square | 2 Cookin Mamas

APPLE CRISP GRANOLA

Flavor the season with this apple crisp granola. It's easy to make and healthy too! Top your breakfast yogurt or serve as an after school snack.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5 -6 cups
Author Linda Warren

Ingredients

  • 4 cups oats, certified gluten-free if needed
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup honey or molasses
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil or almond oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2-3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 oz pkg apple chips, slightly crumbled (around 2 cups)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spray 2 cookie sheets with nonstick spray or line with parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, walnuts, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. In a small saucepan, mix brown sugar, honey or molasses, oil and applesauce. Heat until it just starts to boil, stirring often. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract.
  4. Pour sugar-oil mixture over spiced oats and keep stirring until all is well coated.
  5. Pour onto cookies sheets and spread in single layer.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking time.
  7. Remove from oven and add in apple chips, stirring well to combine.
  8. Let cool on cookie sheets then store in airtight containers.