Cinnamon Apple Ginger Granola

Cinnamon Apple Ginger Granola

I adore for breakfast, especially paired with homemade nut or seed milk. If you make a big batch over the weekend it leads to a quick and easy breakfast option throughout the week. I would recommend doubling (or even tripling the recipe) if you want to have leftovers, especially if you are feeding multiple people. If nuts are not an option for you, feel free to swap the walnuts for pumpkin or sunflower seeds. Enjoy!

Apple Granola

Ingredients

2½ cups rolled oats
3/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup coconut sugar
3 tbsp avocado oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp sea salt
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup dried apples

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, stir together the rolled oats and walnuts. In a second bowl, whisk together maple syrup, coconut sugar, avocado oil, vanilla extract, ginger, cinnamon, and sea salt. Add the liquid to the oat and walnut mixture, stirring to combine. If you are making baked apples move to the Baked Cinnamon Ginger Apple recipe and continue from there.

If you are making baked granola, spread the mixture on a large baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake for 10 minutes, stir the granola and rotate the pan to ensure even baking before returning the pan to the oven for another 10 minutes. Remove the granola mixture from the oven and allow it to cool completely before transferring the mixture to a large bowl. Stir in dried cranberries and apples and serve paired with Cinnamon Sugar Walnut Milk. Store leftovers in a sealed mason jar for up to a week.

Baked Cinnamon Ginger Apple

Ingredients

2 red apples
3 Tbsp unbaked granola mixture (see recipe above)
1 tsp coconut sugar
½ tsp avocado oil

Directions

Core the apple all the way to the bottom, scooping enough room to fill with a tablespoon to a tablespoon and a half of filling. Score the apple horizontally along the thickest part with a knife, to prevent the apple from exploding while it bakes. I figured this out the hard way! Fill the apple with the prepared granola mixture from the recipe above (at the pre-bake stage). Whisk together 1 tsp coconut sugar with ½ tsp avocado oil and top the apples with this mixture. This makes enough for 2 apples; if you are preparing more baked apples then adjust the amount accordingly. Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes, remove from the oven and serve. I tried this recipe using both mackintosh and honey crisp apples, and both were excellent.

 

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