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apple cinnamon granola recipe

Apple Cinnamon Granola

Apple Cinnamon Granola, you'll never buy store-bought granola again! This baked granola is perfect for breakfast or snacking by the handful.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Cinnamon Granola
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 531kcal
Author Cathy


  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ice cream caramel syrup
  • 4 tbsps butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup dried apples, chopped if they aren't already
  • 1 cup dried cranberries


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a sheet pan by lining it with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Ina medium-sized bowl, combine the rolled oats and walnuts. Set aside.
  • Over medium heat, in a small saucepan, stir together applesauce, maple syrup, light brown sugar, caramel syrup, and butter. Bring the entire mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove pan from heat and whisk in cinnamon, vanilla extract, and nutmeg until combined.
  • Pour mixture over the rolled oats and walnuts. Stir to combine and coat everything.
  • Spread the granola over the sheet pan and bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Stir the granola halfway through the baking process.
  • Let the granola cool completely before breaking it apart and mix in the dried apples and cranberries.  


Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 376mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 15mg