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Homemade Apple Cinnamon Granola

  • Author: A Cultivated Nest
  • Category: Breakfast


Stop buying pricey commercial granola and make your own. This apple cinnamon granola is so easy to make, and full of delicious apple flavor!


  • 3/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1 1/4 cup large toasted coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (AKA regular rolled oats)
  • 1/2 cup rice puffins or more oats
  • 2 Tablespoons bee pollen
  • 1.5 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil (measured solid)
  • 1/3 cup cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 inch vanilla bean
  • 1 apple (3/4 cup) peeled and grated


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Combine the almonds and walnuts in a food processor and process until chunky (leave pieces for texture!).
  3. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients up to and including the cinnamon.
  4. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave and combine with the cashew butter, vanilla, and applesauce. Whisk until smooth.
  5. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir briefly.
  6. Add in the grated apple and mix until everything looks a bit wet.
  7. On a large tray, spread out the granola into a thin layer and press down with a silicone spatula. You want to press down firmly to try and keep the granola somewhat stuck together versus spread out.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes then stir the granola, pressing it down again.
  9. Bake another 14 minutes until granola is starting to brown (it won’t look quite done yet).
  10. Remove from oven and let sit for one hour to firm up before moving. Then enjoy your homemade apple cinnamon granola!