Apple Cider Granola

apple granola

Do you want to bake something simple and delicious on a cold wintery day? Make granola! It’s healthy, makes the house smell amazing and is delicious. It’s really easy to do with kids and the ingredients can be swapped depending on your preferences and what you have on hand. The mix in’s are up to you. I added dried apples and yogurt raisins. If you like add nuts, raisins, cinnamon chips or whatever you think would go with the granola. The granola is great by itself or in yogurt or oatmeal. It is also great to give as gifts in a mason jar.

Love Granola! Try my Banana Granola or Sweet Potato Granola.

Language Tips: Focus on key vocabulary such as oats, apple, and other main ingredients. Take your child step by step in the recipe and model simple language as you follow the steps. Ask your child simple “wh” questions such as “What do we put in next?”. If your child has trouble, give them simple choices such as “Do we bake the granola in the oven or microwave?”. Have fun, use simple language models and be creative with your ingredients.

Carryover Book: Granola Farm

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3/4 cup cinnamon or regular applesauce
1/3 cup apple cider
1/4 canola oil
1/4 cup light brown sugar or pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or apple pie blend
1-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
4 cups of old fashioned oats

1/2 cup of dried apples
1/2 cup of yogurt raisins

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1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a food processor pulse applesauce through vanilla extract.

2. In a bowl, combine liquid mixture with oats.

3. Spread granola with a spatula onto a greased cookie sheet. You don’t want to crowd the pan so you may need two pans. Bake at 300 degrees for about 30 to 40 minutes until golden brown. Throughout the baking process, use a spatula to break the pieces down and turn the granola over so it’s nice and toasty on each side.

4. Lower the temperature till 200 degrees and let bake until crunchy.

5. Take out of oven and cool.

6. Add mix-in’s.

8. Store in airtight container. Keeps for a good 5 days or so. It will keep longer if you store it in the fridge.
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