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Apple Pie Granola

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Apple Pie Granola is such a delicious, healthy breakfast or snack recipe. You won’t be able to stop eating it! (gluten-free, vegan)
Apple Pie Granola is such a delicious, healthy breakfast or snack recipe. You won't be able to stop eating it!


My husband walked through the door the other night after an evening work meeting. The house had a warm cinnamon smell coming from the kitchen. “It smells like you made granola for the second night in a row,” he said. He walked into the kitchen and looked at the counter. “You did make granola for the second night in a row.”

Such is life in a house where I’m trying to limit the amount of boxed cereal my family eats. I make many different version of granola.

I had made a chocolate batch the night before at my daughter’s request. And on this night, I had the idea of Apple Pie Granola.

apple pie granola

I still had a bag full of apples in the basement fridge, and I thought granola with dried apples and apple pie spices would be a good combination. I was right. I think this is my favorite granola flavor.

I like to make my granola minimally sweet because I don’t want a big sugar rush for breakfast. Taste the mixture before you put it in the oven to see if it’s sweet enough for you. Add a little extra maple syrup if you think it needs it.

You can pick up chewy dried apples at Trader Joe’s, or dehydrate them yourself like I did. Either way, I think you’re going to love this granola.

Apple Pie Granola

Apple Pie Granola is such a delicious, healthy breakfast or snack recipe.
($.80 per serving)
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Apple granola is a delicious, healthy breakfast or snack.
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:1 hour
Total Time:1 hour 5 minutes


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups brown rice crisp cereal
  • 1 cup diced walnuts
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup chopped dried apples


  • Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the oats, rice cereal, and chopped walnuts.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the cinnamon, salt, ginger, and nutmeg. Sprinkle the mixture into the large bowl.
  • In another small bowl, combine the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and applesauce. Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and stir to cover evenly.
  • Transfer the mixture to a 9x13 inch baking dish (or similar). Bake for about an hour. It should bind together easily and feel solid to the touch.
  • Remove the granola from the oven and let it cool completely before breaking apart. Add the diced dried apples to the granola. Store in an airtight container.


Calories: 309kcal
Servings: 9
Calories: 309kcal

Apple Pie Granola Price Breakdown

This recipe costs a total of $7.14 to make (using store-bought dried apples), or $.80 per 3/4 cup serving. Try this Apple Pie Granola for a healthier alternative to boxed cereal for breakfast or snacktime.


  1. Loving all the ingredients in your granola. Did you use virgin coconut oil or regular coconut oil? I wonder if the virgin would be overwhelming in terms of the flavor. Pinning now 🙂

    1. Liz, I use Carrington Farms unrefined coconut oil from Costco. You don’t taste the coconut at all. Melted butter is an alternative for those who don’t use coconut oil, though.

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