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Date-Sweetened Apple Pie Granola (oil- & gluten-free)


  • Author: Jasmine Briones / Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 5-7

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups apple puree/sauce or 2 Fuji apples, diced
  • 5 medjool dates, soaked + 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • Optional: A pinch of salt (I omitted)

Instructions

  1. Soak medjool dates in 1/2 cup water for at least 15 mins.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F and line a large baking sheet.
  3. Add the dates, and apple puree or diced apples into a food processor or high speed blender and run until smooth. If needed, a some of the date water, a tbs at a time. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, add in the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  5. Pour the apple date mixture over, and mix until evenly distributed.
  6. Bake for about 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. The time will vary depending on how much liquid your apples will add.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Vegan