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Apple Butter Granola

I love to layer this granola with apple pie filling and Plain Greek yogurt sweetened with a little maple syrup. For a quick and easy apple pie filling, combine 3 peeled and diced apples, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and some cinnamon in a saucepan. Add 1/2 cup of water and bring to boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 8 minutes. The mixture will thicken as it cools.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Author Lauren Keating

Ingredients

  • cup apple butter preferably homemade
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax meal
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup dried fruit like apples, apricots, or raisins

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 325ºF.
  • In a saucepan set over medium heat, warm the apple butter and coconut oil. Stir in the chia seeds, flax meal, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, and nutmeg. Remove from heat and mix in the oats and walnuts.
  • Spread the oat mixture onto a baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until toasted. Remove from the oven and let cool. Stir in the dried fruit.
  • Store in an airtight container.