It’s time to spice up your average granola recipe. And, Cinnamon is the perfect spice to use! This Cinnamon Apple Granola is easy to make and yummy to eat. It takes about 25 minutes to make from start to finish. So let’s get started!
To get started on making this easy Cinnamon Apple Granola, you will need 2 cups of old-fashioned oats and 1 large apple that is sliced into ¼ inch cubes. You can use any kind of apple you wish. Granny Smith will give off a bit more of a bitter taste, while Macintosh and Red Delicious will give off a sweeter taste. However, it is best to use your favorite so you can really enjoy this snack. You will also need ¼ cup of brown sugar, ½ stick (4 tablespoons) of melted unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon.
To make this, preheat the oven to 325°F/160°C. Then, prepare a baking sheet with some parchment paper. Next, in a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients. Pour the mixture onto the baking sheet and spread it out. Bake it for 20 to 25 minutes. Be sure to stir at the halfway point to ensure even cooking. After 20 to 25 minutes, remove the granola from the oven and allow it to cool for 10 minutes before enjoying.
You do not want to forget to stir the granola up at the 10-minute mark. This helps the granola to cook evenly and get equally crunchy all throughout. It also helps the cubed apples to not get soggy.
This Cinnamon Apple Granola can be enjoyed for breakfast, as a snack, or as a dessert. It goes wonderfully when served over yogurt! This written recipe makes enough to satisfy 8 people. So, be sure to share this spiced apple creation with your family and friends! Here is a tip, you should package it and make it into a gift! That sounds rather cute, right?
This granola can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Hopefully, you enjoy this recipe and create wonderful memories in the kitchen. Happy Cooking!