If you love granola, wait until you try this simple fall harvest apple granola recipe. It has all of the fall flavors you love in one crunchy bite. This homemade granola recipe is easy to adapt to add the ingredients you love most.
Chunks of apple, healthy ingredients like apple, raisins, chia seeds, and certified gluten free whole rolled oats make this a clean cinnamon apple granola that you won't feel guilty serving to the kids. You can control the sweetness level by how much maple syrup you include.
You can enjoy this as breakfast granola, or use it to give you an energy boost in your lunch box or for a pre-workout snack. If you do not eat grains, or worry about cross-contamination of oats, give this Paleo Granola recipe a try.
Refined-sugar free, this healthy fall granola recipe will quickly become a family favorite. If you love making your own granola from scratch, you will also love this easy cinnamon granola recipe.
The ingredients for this homemade gluten free apple crisp granola are simple and you can customize what you use easily. For this recipe, my base ingredients were certified gluten free oats, raisins, dried apples, chia seeds, walnuts, pecans, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, maple syrup, and coconut oil.
Why certified gluten free oats?
Many ask why you need to use certified gluten free oats if you are gluten free. Most people do not realize that cross-contamination between oats and wheat is a very big problem. Not only are the crops grown near each other, but they are often stored in silos the other has been stored in.
Certified gluten free oats are not only tested to be under 20ppm but they are grown and processed very far away from wheat.
Recipe step by step directions:
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, add the gluten free oats, seeds, spices, and dried fruit. Mix well.
Step 2: In a small bowl, add the maple syrup and coconut oil. Whisk and pour into the oat mixture. Mix well to get all of the oat mixture damp.
Step 3: Spread the granola on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Step 4: Spread the granola mixture out on the cookie sheet. Use a spoon to press it down, this will help it form clumps of granola.
Step 5: Bake at 325º F for 8 minutes. Remove it from the oven and stir. Place back in the oven and bake an additional
- Pumpkin seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Shredded coconut
- Chocolate chips
- Dried cranberries
Ways to use granola:
Try sprinkling this granola over these yogurt parfaits or this apple crisp overnight oats recipe. If you would like to try another delicious fall granola recipe, give this Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Granola recipe a try!
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
Making your own homemade granola is definitely cheaper to make yourself, especially gluten free! A bag of gluten free granola is often close to $10 a bag but you can make 5x as much granola for the same cost per serving.
You can not use quick oats in this recipe. Quick oats will get mushy when you add the maple syrup and coconut oil.
You can keep granola crunchy by baking it carefully at low heat so that it doesn't burn.
Store the homemade granola in an air-tight container. It will keep up to 7 days.
One bite of this homemade apple crisp granola and you will want to make it again and again!
More delicious recipes using gluten free oats:
Gluten Free Apple Granola
- 3 cups gluten free whole rolled oats Ensure you use certified gluten free oats!
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup dried apple rings chopped
- ¼ cup pecans
- ¼ cup walnuts
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup coconut oil melted
- Preheat the oven to 325º F.
- In a large bowl, add the oats, seeds, spices, and dried fruit. Mix well.
- In a smaller bowl, add the maple syrup and coconut oil and whisk to blend.
- Pour the syrup blend into the granola blend and toss to coat the oat mixture.
- Dump the granola mixture onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
- Use a knife to spread the granola out so it isn't too thick. Press down with the spoon.
- Bake for 8 minutes. Remove the granola from the oven and stir. Add back to the oven and bake another 8 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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