Granola is something that goes quickly in this household! Between topping our breakfast smoothie bowl with it, eating it mixed in cashew yogurts, or having a bowl on its own for breakfast (or dessert!) we go through a lot. It’s way easier to know how to make it at home than to keep buying it from the store. Plus, you get control over the flavors you want! This apple cinnamon granola is one of my favorites!

apple cinnamon granola

what you’ll need for apple cinnamon granola

  • old fashioned oats – of course!
  • cinnamon, salt – for flavoring
  • chopped apple – use your favorite kind of apple here, any will do!
  • whole wheat flour – this will help bind the granola so you end up with some nice clusters! You can also swap for another flour if you prefer.
  • coconut oil – melted, this will also help to bind everything together
  • maple syrup – for sweetness {I’ve tried subbing for agave on multiple occasions and the granola always came out too soft and would burn much faster, so I definitely recommend maple syrup here}
  • vanilla extract
  • chopped almonds – or another nut of your choice
apple cinnamon granola

why you’ll love homemade apple cinnamon granola

Once you get the basics down, you can really swap in and out so many different ingredients to get it to your liking. It’s nice to always have granola on hand for that extra crunch and I always enjoy my homemade granolas much more than the store bought. Maple syrup can get pricy, so you could go with a less expensive kind since we are just after the sweetness here, but beware of low quality brands that include lots of added sugar.

apple cinnamon granola


  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup (you can add 1/2 too, but it yields a less sweet granola)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup chopped apple – i kept the skins on, but you can also peel


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F

Mix the oats, cinnamon, salt, flour, and almonds together.

In another bowl mix the coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla together and then pour into the dry mixture.

Stir in the chopped apples.

The mixture should be wet, but not soaking. If it feels too wet, add a little bit more oats until it is more like a wet sand consistency.

Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Pour the mixture on the parchment paper lined sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes, mixing around halfway through. Granola can burn easily, so keep a close eye on it.

Best consumed within 3 days and stored in airtight container.

Other tasty snacks you may like:

Protein Date Balls

Oatmeal Cookie Protein Bliss Balls

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