Caramel Apple Granola. Need I say more? This is a fantastic granola, and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t eat granola much. But I think that’s about to change.
I am honestly so glad it’s the weekend. I’ve been completely exhausted lately. I even fell asleep in the car yesterday while mom was getting groceries. So I’m a little late in posting this recipe. I was hoping I’d get it done this week, but just never found the time or energy. Oh well, stuff happens. Back to the granola!
This is a perfect recipe to use up tiny apples from your apple tree that are just too small to peel for a pie, much less anything else. There’s no peeling involved, just core and chop into tiny cubes. Everything gets thrown together and baked for a good long while. There is a bit of involvement, in that you have to stir every half hour, but on a day like today (windy and cold), I’m alright with staying inside.
When finished, the apples become crisp and airy and the granola has a delightfully crunchy and chewy texture. We used Skor bits for the caramel flavour to keep things nice and easy. We really hope you give this a shot and like it as much as we do. Leave us a comment if you do, we’d love to hear from you! Happy Weekend:)
Caramel Apple Granola
Crisp apple pieces in a perfectly sweet, crunchy, and chewy granola. Pairs perfectly with plain yogurt or eat it with milk as a breakfast cereal! Makes roughly 5 cups granola.
- 3 cups Rolled Oats
- 1 cup Pumpkin Seeds
- 1 cup Apple, diced small
- 1/2 cup Skor bits
- 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
- 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil (we used avocado oil)
- 3/4 tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 200F convection. Line two baking sheets with parchement paper. Combine oats, seeds, skor bits, apple pieces and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, mix the oil, syrup and salt, then pour over oat mixture and stir to combine. Pour onto the two baking sheets, and spread out evenly. Bake for 2 1/2 hours, stirring the granola every half hour. Allow to cool to room temperature, then store in a mason jar or air tight container.