Cinnamon Apple Granola

Cinnamon apple granola is a quick and easy snack mix, perfect for breakfast, packing into lunch boxes, or for an afternoon snack. This easy granola recipe has clean food ingredients and just a touch of honey for sweetness.

Hi guys! Kirsten from Treat Yourself Sweeter is here again to share with you this recipe for Cinnamon Apple Granola. With school back in session, this goodness makes the perfect back to school breakfast or afternoon snack! Hope you enjoy it! – Des

I’ll just keep this out… and that…

I’m moving and…argh! Packing is not my favourite thing to do… especially the kitchen. So many fiddly little things that you might just need… you know, in the next week or two ;)

I think I went out too hard, too fast (I think they might be an Australian term that means I was too gung-ho. That still doesn’t help, does it? Ummm…I did a whole heap at the start and now the fire has sizzled out and I really need help getting motivated…FAST! I hope that was better!

This quick and easy Cinnamon Apple Granola makes the perfect back to school breakfast or afternoon snack!

Packing the kitchen is hard. Waaaaay too many distractions for me (ah, where did that chocolate go?… I’m not sure where it went, maybe… it got packed ;) in my belly…) and then there is ‘ohhh I really feel like I should bake something …’

Instead of going through that cupboard (you know, it is the one that everyone has… they chuck everything without an official home in there… take away menus, pens, half working batteries.. maybe a light globe and a bill you didn’t want to pay :p ) , I decided to make cinnamon apple granola (quickly take a picture between some boxes) and then continue to finish the entire jar before the end of the weekend…

This quick and easy Cinnamon Apple Granola makes the perfect back to school breakfast or afternoon snack!

We had a rare sunny, winter day… the last few days have been horrible, grey and wet. The sun reminded me of the autumn/fall –  those perfect days where the sun is shining through the multi colored leaves, but it is still cold enough to snuggle up in a blanket on the couch. I wanted THAT… plus a bowl of delicious crunchiness, coffee… and a break!

Cinnamon apple granola is a serious delicious breakfast, snack and gift.

You can make it healthier by exchanging the butter for coconut oil, but it just might not be as crunchy or join together as well.

Any foodie tips for mid packing, moving and renovating?? (yeah, I think I’m crazy..) I wouldn’t mind another distraction or two ;)


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Cinnamon Apple Granola Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 3 tablespoons butter (can use coconut oil, it won't crisp as much)
  • 2 large teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (can add more)
  • 2 1/2 cups oats
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried apple
  • 1/4 cup coconut- optional



Preheat the oven to 350 F / 180 C.


In a small saucepan, melt the butter (or coconut oil) and honey together. Add the apple sauce and mix until well combined.


Add the oats and ground cinnamon and mix well so all the oats are coated.


Place on a lined oven tray and bake for 12-15 minutes until the oats begin to turn golden. Remove from the oven, mix and then add the apple and coconut and return to the oven. Cook for 5 minutes or until the granola is crunchy. Watch carefully to ensure the apple does not burn.


Cool and then store in an airtight jar



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  • Reply
    August 28, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    I’m obsessed with homemade granola and this looks amazing!

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      January 17, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      Me too! Is there anything better in the morning?! Especially a work morning… Need something tasty to get me out of bed! And it is delish…!

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    Laura / I Heart Naptime
    August 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    This screams “delicious” and “autumn” to me, which are two of my very most favorite words!

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      January 17, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      Mine too!!! It is summer here at the moment and today is a cool change… I can’t wait for autumn!

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    Maryanne @the little epicurean
    August 24, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Good luck with the move! This granola looks awesome. Perfect with my morning yogurt!

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      January 17, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      Late reply = crazy times. The move went well thanks, it was the renovations that caused a hiccup! Oh my gosh… never again do I want to be up painting at 2am… though living on chocolate, licorice and Maccas Bacon and Egg McMuffins was a bit of a treat ;)

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    August 24, 2016 at 6:27 am

    What a great breakfast! I could eat it all week!

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    Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rook
    August 23, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    I love granola with milk…such a hearty snack

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    Kelsey Rickert
    August 23, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Wow! This looks amazing! I could munch on it all day long!

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      January 17, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Me too… that is why I need to make it so often! It doesn’t last long here :)

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    Michelle | A Latte Food
    August 23, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Ugh, I’m the worst at packing! If I was moving, I’d totally be procrastinating on the packing and eating this granola instead! I’m all about the apples!

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      January 17, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      You speak my language… that was me…. my partner, he was the one that actually ended up motivating me – soooo usually the other way around. Mind you… he was so worried about my stuff, that the night before the movers arrived at 7am, he was up til 4am finishing packing his things….. ! Ha!

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