Maple Apple Granola | Cup of Jo


3 jazz apples, cored and chopped

2 cups rolled oats

1 cup raw almonds, chopped

1/4 cup flaxseed meal

1 tsp cinnamon

1/3 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup Grade A maple syrup

1 tbsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325F. Place chopped apples, oats, almonds, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, and YL cinnamon essential oil in a large baking sheet and mix together. Cut in the butter with your hands, until only small pieces remain.

Pour maple syrup and vanilla into the baking sheet, and use your hands to thoroughly mix together all the ingredients.

Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, then toss with a spatula to break up large clumps. Place back in the oven and bake for 20 more minutes, until granola is mostly dry.

Toss the granola once more with the spatula and let it cool completely on the baking sheet before storing or serving.

All photography is my own. Recipe via Cup of Jo.

Mary Beth