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Apple Cinnamon Homemade Granola

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We love homemade Cinnamon Apple Granola recipe. It can be chewy or crunchy; it transports easily; it’s simple to make.

Simple is a good thing.

With school activities, game days, and end-of-year recitals, I’m seeing lots of parents playing chauffer. If you’re like us, that means you’re always looking for tasty snacks to keep everyone fueled between activities and meals.

Apple Cinnamon Homemade Granola

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Santa Cruz Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.

(Try this Classic Apple Brown Betty recipe for another way to satisfy your apple craving).

One of the best outcomes of moving last year—besides a new home and neighborhood we love—is feeling lighter. Moving forces you to reevaluate your life.

We have tried to be intentional in our lifestyle choices but the amount of accumulated “stuff” we had amazed me. Before we began packing for our move, we considered every item: keep or get rid of?

The decisions weren’t always easy.

We camped in my sis-in-law’s basement with minimal possessions since it took a while to find our current home. When we landed in our new house and I began the entire nesting thing, I was glad for the purge and the experience of living with less. It was freeing!

Since then I have become determined to travel light. We’re not ready to live off-grid in the boonies but a pared-down lifestyle near the lake and living more sustainably suits us. It just feels healthier.

Best Organic Applesauce

That mindset affects my choices of personal care and cleaning products and especially food choices. For example, whenever I can, I include free-range eggs and meats in our diet. I love going to the farmer’s market and I cook with local and organic produce as much as possible.

Santa Cruz Applesauce Granola Recipe

Another plus about the Santa Cruz Organics is their commitment to sustainability. From manufacturers to growers, everyone is dedicated to making environmentally sound choices. That’s the kind of company I want to support.

For this Cinnamon Apple Granola, I like the Santa Cruz Organic Cinnamon Apple Sauce. They use USDA certified organic apples with spices and organic fruits to create flavorful fruit sauces—with no added sugar. The granola takes care of those between-meal hunger pains and keeps you fueled for these busy days.

As a pioneer organic brand, Santa Cruz Organic® was the first to have a wide range of organic, 100 percent juices and blends and the first juice processor to use all organic fruit sourced from growers certified by an independent, third-party certification organization. Visit www.santacruzorganic.com for more information

How to Make Homemade Granola

Simple? Yes. Sweet!

Apple Cinnamon Homemade Granola

Apple Cinnamon Homemade Granola

Apple Cinnamon Homemade Granola

This simple, homemade granola recipe is bursting with flavors of apples and cinnamon -- so delicious!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Applesauce Granola
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 157kcal


  • 2 ½ cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup Santa Cruz Organic Cinnamon Apple Sauce
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Evenly spread on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes for a chewier granola and 50-60 minutes for a crunchier granola. Stir every 10-15 minutes while baking.



Calories: 157kcal
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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.


    1. Hannah Griffin

      May 15, 2018 at 1:06 pm

      I am always looking for delicious granola recipes, and this one is amazing!!

    2. Tin Lopez

      May 21, 2018 at 2:27 am

      This recipe is simple yet delicious!

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