Apple and pecan pie granola

Apple and pecan pie granola

Nothing says “you matter” more than a home-made Christmas gift from the heart. This DIY apple and pecan pie granola is perfect for spreading comfort and joy this festive season.

Quick fact: This recipe is wheat-free and vegetarian.

Recipe, styling and photography by Katelyn Williams

Apple and pecan pie granola

Serves: 6 cups
Cooking Time: 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 750ml (3 cups) large flake oats (do not use instant oats)
  • 150g mixed seeds (flaxseeds, sesame, poppy and pumpkin seeds)
  • 45g desiccated coconut or coconut flakes
  • 125g tinned apple purée
  • 180g butter
  • 30ml – 60ml (2 – 4 tbsp) honey/maple syrup
  • 10ml (2 tsp) vanilla essence/extract
  • 10ml (2 tsp) ground cinnamon
  • 250ml (1 cup) shelled pecan nuts, toasted and chopped
  • 125g dried apple slices, chopped

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Line a large baking tin with baking paper. In a large bowl, combine the oats, mixed seeds, coconut and apple puree.

2

Melt the butter, honey or maple syrup, vanilla and ground cinnamon together. Add to the dry ingredients and mix well.

3

Spread onto the large, lined baking tin in an even layer and bake in the preheated oven, 20 – 30 minutes, stirring well every 5 – 10 minutes, ensuring the granola toasts evenly. Remove from oven and stir in the pecan nuts and apple slices. Once completely cooled, store in an airtight container.

Send this to a friend