Apple Cinnamon Granola (No Refined Sugar)

Apple Cinnamon Granola.  For me, cold cereal just doesn’t cut it.  Who has ever had a bowl of cereal that kept them full until lunchtime?  Um, no one!  I am usually starving an hour later!

That is why I love homemade granola.  Homemade granola keeps me full until lunchtime.  Apple and cinnamon go so perfectly well together too.  This apple cinnamon homemade granola is one of my favorite recipes.  Homemade Apple Cinnamon Granola  is great as a snack, over yogurt or as a cereal.


Apple Cinnamon Granola

This homemade granola is a great way to start the day and it’s also gluten free.  A yummy breakfast.

Here is a short video of my daughter and me showing you how easy it is to make this recipe.  For more videos, you can subscribe to my You Tube Channel.



Apple Cinnamon Granola

Apple Cinnamon Granola

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 35 min



  1. Preheat oven to 350. 
  2. Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl . Mix wet into another. 
  3. Combine wet to dry until well mixed and then place onto a lined baking sheet .
  4. Bake for about 22 minutes.
  5. Pull the trays out, stir everything around, and place back in the oven for another 15-17 minutes or until the granola looks crispy.


Recipe Notes

I usually eat mine with fresh berries and homemade almond milk .  This granola would also be good sprinkled over some vegan yogurt.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Join more than 35,000 subscribers and start gettiing free recipes direct to your inbox!

You may also like

80 thoughts to “Apple Cinnamon Granola (No Refined Sugar)”

  1. I am going to make this today, it sounds so good!! Also I wanted to share that my other favorite way to eat granola is on home made pancakes! I just sprinkle it on before I flip them. I can't wait to make this and try it!!
  2. We have become addicted to your granola, granola bars, and other recipes! Going to make this one today! Had a total "win" yesterday when my kids BEGGED me for one of your peanut butter granola bars for dessert instead of whining once again that Mommy doesn't buy the processed stuff anymore....yay!!! So THANK YOU!!
  3. I made this yesterday. I couldn't believe how easy it was -- I have never made granola before. Mine came out slightly more chewy than the granola I buy at the store. I cooked it as long as the recipe calls for, but do you think I just need to cook it a bit longer? It was starting to brown on the edges so I thought it was done... Thanks so much for all the great recipes.
  4. OMG - I just made this for the first time but it will definitely not be the last. I have tried so many of your recipes and don't know why I haven't done the granola before now. It took a little longer to crisp up but I continued baking it in 2 minutes increments. It is crisp and yummy now. I added some raisins when it was done and some fresh berries as you suggested. I am just eating it dry and loving every bite. Can't wait to try some of the other flavors. Thank you!
    1. Awesome! Glad you liked it! If you ever want to make the granola recipes crispier, just turn the oven down to about 200 and cook longer. This will prevent the granola from burning.
  5. I want to make one of your granola recipes for someone who can't eat any sugar, maple syrup, or honey. She can eat applesauce though and the sugars in fruit. Do you think it would work to substitute a little more applesauce for the other sweeteners? Or just leave them out altogether? Is there one granola recipe you think this might work best with? Thank you for posting such delicious recipes. I love your blog =)
    1. Thank you Tasha! I think adding extra applesauce could make this a little more wet. You can try adding extra applesauce and then turning down the heat to cook longer? That may work. I also have this recipe where you can sub more peanut butter in place of the sweetener.
  6. I made your crockpot applesauce yesterday! Love it! I'm wondering, if I use this applesauce in this granola should I leave out the spices in this recipe?
    1. Glad you liked it! Yes. I would leave out the spices for sure. The applesauce should help spice it up enough. You can also always taste the batter before you bake it to see if you need anything else.
  7. I have olds fashioned large flake oats and quick cooking oats, the quick ones are smaller and thinner. Does it matter which I use?
  8. This sounds yummy and easy! Going to try it. I'd like to add raisins (my daughter LOVES raisins). Would you recommend doing so before or after cooking? Thanks!
    1. Late to the party but I make a recipe very similar to this using a dehydrator. I toast the nuts a tiny bit first. No more burned granola! And it turns out quite chunky, which I like.
  9. looks yummy, I am making it now!!! How long will it stay fresh, & do you recommend refrigerating or keep in the pantry?
    1. Thank you! It should keep in the pantry for at least a week. If you are storing longer, keep it in the fridge.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *