Recipe: Homemade Apple Cinnamon Granola

(Makes 16 servings, 1/4 cup each)

Like most people in the developed world today, you’re probably the on-the-go type. So in your honor, this week, we’re offering a great granola recipe that works as breakfast or an on-the-go snack. Now go get ’em!

  • 1/4 cup raw honey (or 100% pure maple syrup)
  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped, dried, unsweetened apples
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped raw walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 300° F.
  2. Line baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Heat honey and oil in small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes or until oil has melted. Add extract; set aside.
  4. Combine oats, cinnamon, and salt in a large mixing bowl; mix well.
  5. Combine oat mixture and honey mixture, stirring until oats are evenly coated with honey.
  6. Place on prepared baking pan, spreading in a thin, even layer.
  7. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until granola is light golden brown and crunchy.
  8. Cool granola completely (it will get crunchier as it cools).
  9. Add apples, raisins, and walnuts; mix well.

Tips: Other healthy additions include unsweetened shredded coconut, sulfate-free dried apricots, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, dried unsweetened berries, hemp seeds, etc. You can store cold granola in an airtight container for up to a week.

Nutritional Information: (per serving)

Calories Fat Saturated Fat Cholesterol Sodium Carbs Fiber Sugar Protein
81 5 g 3 g 0 g 38 mg 10 g 1 g 7 g 1 g


About Jade Nuyen

You know the people who tell you that life goes downhill after 40, or after you've had children? They're full of crap. I prove it to myself every single day that life begins after 40 and you don't have to accept being a frumpy out of shape mom as a lifestyle.
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