Updated: Nov 15, 2021
I don't make granola all too often since I love @juliesreal grain-free cinnamon vanilla bean granola, but I decided to make a Fall flavored granola with the apples that I had on hand. You'll see a lot of apple muffins and breads and cakes, but I opted to add a different Fall apple recipe to the mix! It's grain-free, gluten-free, and is packed with healthy fats and fall spices. Since I have a dehydrator (and lots of apples) I dehydrated my own apple pieces, but you can buy them in-store too.
This mix is perfect as an added crunch for your yogurt parfaits or vanilla ice cream ;)
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
1/3 cup pecans, chopped
1/3 cup cashews, chopped
1/3 cup pistachios, chopped
1/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
1/4 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
1/4 cup ghee, melted (I used @4thandheart)
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 Tbsp arrowroot starch or tapioca starch
Dash of salt
2 Tbsp raisins
2 Tbsp dried apple pieces
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F
In a large bowl, combine the nuts and seeds.
In a smaller bowl, combine ghee, maple syrup, vanilla, starch, and spices.
Add the ghee mixture to the bowl with the nuts and seeds and stir until the mixture is coated.
Pour the mixture onto a greased baking sheet (with non-stick spray). I use a silpat silicon mat on my baking sheets, which helps with the non-stick factor and easy clean-up!
Make sure the mixture is spread on the sheet in an even layer.
Bake in the oven for about 15-18 minutes.
Let cool for about 5-10 minutes.
Then break up into smaller pieces and mix in the raisins and apple pieces.
Enjoy as a topping for your yogurt, chia seed pudding, or oatmeal. Or even enjoy with milk.
Store granola in a sealable container in the fridge to maintain freshness.