This Cinnamon Maple Granola is a must for any breakfast lovers! It's is vegan, oil-free and can easily be made gluten-free as well. It can be used as a topping on your favorite breakfast but also makes the perfect healthy afternoon pick-me-up healthy snack!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- It's not only cheaper but also much healthier than most store-bought granola (no hidden additives).
- It consists of wholefood ingredients only.
- It's high in nutrients and protein and fibre.
- It's super quick and easy to make (5 minutes prep time!)
How to Make Cinnamon Maple Granola
In a first step, put half of the nuts into a food processor and pulse for a couple of times until the majority is chopped up. Make sure not to blend them too much, otherwise you'll end up with a crumbly texture. Alternatively you could also simply use a knive to chop up the nuts in case you don't have a food processor.
Then add nuts, oats, maple syrup, cinnamon, applesauce and maple syrup to a big bowl and mix thoroughly.
Once everything is well combined, line a baking tray with parchment paper and spread the mix evenly onto the baking tray.
Bake the granola for about 20-25 minutes or until slightly brown and crunchy.
Ingredients & Substitution Notes
Oats: I usually prefer using large flake oats for granola recipes. If you want to keep that recipe gluten-free, opt for gluten-free oats.
Maple Syrup: If you don't care about this recipe not being vegan you could also use honey instead. You might need less if you used sweetened apple sauce.
Apple Sauce: I used unsweetend applesauce for this recipe that consists of 100% apples without any additives.
- Dried Apple Slices: Similar to the applesauce, I used unsweetened dried apple rings.
Ways to Eat Granola
Plain: It can also be enjoyed straight from the jar!
Yoghurt: Adding this maple cinnamon granola to your favorite (natural) yoghurt makes the perfect healthy snack!
- Ice Cream: Makes an amazing ice cream topping!
Store your granola in an airtight container (I usually prefer a jar glass) in your kitchen cabinet.
Yes, making your own granola is budget friendly and almost always cheaper than store-bought!
It usually lasts up to a month.
Other Breakfast Recipes To Try
Cinnamon Maple Granola
- 1 cup (120g) pecans
- ½ cup (80g) almonds
- ½ cup (60g) walnuts
- 1 cup (110g) large flaked oats
- ⅓ cup (50g) unsweetened apple sauce *see notes
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3-5 tablespoon maple syrup
- handful of dried apple slices *optional
- Preheat oven to 180°C degrees.
- Add half of the nut mix into a food processor and pulse a couple of times until some nuts are broken down.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a big bowl and mix well, using a spoon or your hands.
- Spread mixture evenly onto a baking tray (lined with parchment paper).
- Bake granola for about 20-25 minutes or until slightly brown and crunchy.
- Let cool completely. Then add dried apple slices.
- Transfer to an airtight container.
- Unsweetened apple sauce: I used unsweetend applesauce for this recipe that consists of 100% apples without any additives.
- Storage: Lasts up to 1 month in an airtight container.