I have been on a major granola kick these last six months or so. I’ve loved experimenting with various combinations and flavors. Most all of the recipes that I’ve made all basically use the same core ingredients; most of which we buy in the bulk bin section. Recently, Steve and I went to a fun bbq where each couple was asked to incorporate our “not-s-secret” ingredient in to whatever our food assignment was. There was a salad, two side dishes, and a dessert. All of which had to contain: apples! After racking my brain I finally decided on granola… of course :) So. We made this granola and topped it with apple butter infused maple yogurt. Not to brag, but it was so delicious!! In the end, our side dish could have also doubled as the dessert I supposed. I was so pleased with the results and happy with our unique way of incorporating our “not-so-secret” ingredient. Now, in addition to the Easy Toss & Bake Granola, Coconut Butter Granola, and Coconut Almond Granola, I’ve got another great recipe to add to the list!
Honey Apple Granola
Honey Apple Granola is so delicious on top of some vanilla yogurt! It's the perfect breakfast or snack.
- 2 c. rolled oats
- 1/2 c. sliced almonds
- 1/4 c. unsweetened coconut
- 1/4 c. sunflower seeds
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1/4 c. honey
- 1 c. chopped dried apples
Preheat oven to 300F. Heat honey until it’s thinned and melt the coconut oil.
Add spices into the dry ingredients (not including dried fruit) and mix well.
Spread onto well-greased baking sheet, or lined with a Silpat and bake for 15 minutes.
Stir, bake for another 5 minutes, stir again and bake for another 5 minutes until golden brown. Once it has cooled, add in the dried fruit.
Adapted from Lightly Crunchy
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Just made this and it turned out really nice. I’ve tried many different granola recipes over the years and they’ve just never been what I was looking for. Your recipe is pretty dang close. I like it because it’s not overly sweet nor is it baked so long that the granola becomes too crunchy. The only differences I made were to add a teaspoon of vanilla and a pinch of salt to the honey mixture before adding it to the dry ingredients. Will definitely be making this again. Thanks!
This looks amazing!! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner, you were featured this week! :)
Lindsay, thank you so much! I’m so excited to be featured! Thanks for hosting such a great link party!
This looks absolutely delicious! My husband loves granola but I hardly ever make it, maybe I will surprise him!
Ooh this would be the best surprise!
I super love granola! I will have to try it. Pinned!
Thanks for the pin, this one is a keeper for sure.
I’m really excited to try this! Pinned!
I’m excited for you to be excited to try it :) It’s super yummy!!
Yum. I have made homemade granola once before, but this looks perfect! I love the additions of dried apples and can’t wait to give this one a try!
I’ve been using dried cranberries A LOT and the dried apples were such a nice change. You’ll have to let me know what you think if you try it!
Ooh I love the addition of the sunflower seeds. Salty & sweet is my favorite combo!
Sweet and salty go oh so well together. This is probably in my top 3 fav of the granola recipes I have!
Oh yum! Is there anything you can’t make? All of your recipes look amazing!
Ohmygosh, that just made my heart smile! Thank you so much. Indeed there are things that definitely turn out sub-par.. those of course don’t make it to the site :)