apple cinnamon granola (vegan).

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there have been a few too many cookies around here recently. not that i’m complaining:


let’s take a break from the butter and sugar overload (not a long break, don’t you worry!  i have 3 new cookie recipes to throw at you next week…) and sit back with some wholesome, 100% vegan, and guilt-free apple cinnamon granola.

homemade granola is SO much easier than you think. not only is incredibly cheaper than storebought, it is also 10000% healthier. no crazy ingredients you can hardly pronounce, unnecessary added sugars, fats, or preservatives.


take note: whenever i’m making granola, i stick to 5 basic components and mix & match with whatever i have laying around. sticking to those 5 main ingredients makes it easy to come up with creative, tasty granola recipes:

  1. Grains (oats)
  2. Nuts/seeds
  3. Dried fruit
  4. A sticky sweetener (honey, maple syrup, agave, etc)
  5. A binder (nut butter, pureed dried fruit, apple sauce, etc)

apple cinnamon granola (vegan)

(categorized under granola & healthy stuff)

make 4.5 cups

  • 2.5 cups whole rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup ground flax
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon (go by taste preference. i LOVE a ton of cinnamon)
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup dried apple rings, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper & set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, flax, cinnamon, pecans, and dried apples. Stir to combine.
  3. In a seperate small bowl, whisk together applesauce, maple syrup, and salt. Pour mixture over oat mixture and stir until all oats are coated well. Add more maple syrup/applesauce if needed.
  4. Pour mixture over prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through. Allow to cool uncovered for about 30 minutes. Enjoy!
Taste Tester comments:
  • “this granola is soft and not a typical crunchy granola. it tastes very light and doesn’t weigh me down.”
  • “i love the chewy dried apple pieces!”

ps- i think you’ll enjoy these healthy bites too ;)

maple almond butter breakfast cookies (vegan)

maple almond butter breakfast cookies

peanut butter & jelly granola

peanut butter & jelly granola

& in case you’re itchin’ for something a little sweeter….

vanilla cupcakes for two

vanilla cupcakes for two



  1. Sally, I can see that your food styling and photos have gotten so good! And your blog got a facelift! I’m lovin’ it 🙂

  2. This granola looks sensational 😀
    Can’t wait to devour your cookie recipes too!

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Strawberry Hot Fudge Choc Cobbler

  3. recipeforabeautifullife says:

    Sounds delicious!

  4. Homemade granola is the best! This version with apples and cinnamon might get me out of bed a little earlier in the morning! So scrumptious.

  5. Oh my, the granola looks amazing. I am making apple butter right now. I think I will put some of that with the dried apples and make my Munchkin this granola. Thank you so much for stopping by. I am so excited!

  6. YUM! Okay, time for a cookie break. 😉 I’ll no doubt be back for more.


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