Apple Cinnamon Granola


I used to buy bagged granola, but after reading the nutrition labels and seeing all of the added crap - I decided I’d like to give homemade granola a try. I’ve tried a couple different varieties of homemade granola and this apple - cinnamon - raisin combination has by far been my favorite! The flavors resemble a cross between apple pie and an oatmeal raisin cookie.


I found several recipes online, but decided to create my own using basic ingredients. Ain’t nobody got time for extra unnecessary ingredients. When it comes to cooking and baking, I prefer simpler recipes - unless simplifying comes at the cost of flavor.  In this case, the recipe is both flavorful and super easy.


I typically enjoy granola for breakfast sprinkled on top of plain vanilla greek yogurt, but since this recipe made so much, I decided to change things up and enjoy the granola as a bowl of cereal. I don’t drink regular milk so I had it with unsweetened vanilla almond milk and omg it was such a great combo. If neither of those suit your fancy, this granola also tastes great by itself!

See below for recipe for Apple Cinnamon Granola.  If you decide to give it a try, let me know in the comments below.

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Delicious and flavorful granola recipe.
  • 3 cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup Granny Smith Apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Raisins (or more if desired)
  • 2 teaspoonS Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line baking sheet with tinfoil and lightly coat with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine oats, chopped apple, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, combine melted coconut oil, honey, and vanilla.
4. Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients. Stir well until all ingredients are combined and oats are well coated.
5. Spread evenly on baking sheet and baked for 25 minutes until golden brown – stirring about halfway through. *You can drizzle extra honey on top to help the oats clump together.
6. Let cool for about 20 minutes and once cooled, mix in raisins and store in airtight container. Best served with greek yogurt, as cereal with almond milk or regular milk, or as a snack by itself.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8

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