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This is one of my most favourite things to do lately. 

There is something very therapeutic about something slowly toasting away and stiring it every so often. Watching the transformation from oats to a delicious granola is exciting! (I need a life dont I!?!)

Apple Cinnamon Granola

  • Author: The road to loving my Thermo Mixer


  • 750g oats
  • 200g almonds
  • 100g pepitas
  • 200g sunflower kernals
  • 200g shredded coconut
  • 50g sesame seeds
  • 60g flaxseed meal
  • 200g diced dried apple
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 100g of coconut oil
  • 200g apple purée
  • 40g maple syrup
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Place almonds into bowl and blitz on speed 5 until slightly crushed. This is to taste.
  3. In a large dish combine cinnamon, oats, almonds, pepitas and sunflower kernals.
  4. In the bowl add oil, vanilla, apple purée and maple syrup.
  5. Mix at 50 degrees, speed 2 until melted. This shouldn’t take too long.
  6. Pour the oil mix over the oat mixture. Use hands or spoon to mix well.
  7. Spread mixture across two large ovenproof dishes or trays lined with baking paper.
  8. Place into the oven. I had to cook mine for 45 minutes to get a nice golden colour – you might like more or less colour. The trick is to just watch it. Stir the mixture every 10 minutes or so to avoid any burnt bits.
  9. Once almost done, add the coconut and sesame seeds. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until coconut is slightly toasted.
  10. Remove from oven. Add flaxseed meal and dried apple to mixture. Combine well.
  11. Once cool, store in a jar or airtight container.

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  1. Jessica August 12, 2014 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    Just curious with this Granola, do you serve with milk or yoghurt? Or just as it is? I have never had Granola but it sounds tasty and I would love to start my day with something like this!

    • Peta August 30, 2014 at 6:10 pm - Reply

      With either 🙂

      Or I turn it into cookies (on the blog also)

  2. Lorena October 3, 2014 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    This sounds stupid, but do you use rolled oats or quick oats??
    I have both in the pantry and dont want to use the wrong one…

    • Peta October 4, 2014 at 8:29 am - Reply

      Rolled/traditional 🙂

  3. Faye October 13, 2014 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    Peta where do you get your coconut oil? I haven’t been able to find it in the supermarket.

  4. Faye October 15, 2014 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Thanks Peta, I will check that out.

  5. Rebecca November 27, 2014 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Hi Peta, I was wondering what type of vanilla you use. Is it powder, paste, sugar or essence?

    • Peta November 30, 2014 at 8:37 pm - Reply

      Paste or extract 🙂

  6. Leah February 1, 2015 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    WOW. Sensational. Just made this, with a few adjustments because of ingredients. I also added some chia seeds and macca powder. Couldn’t wait for breakfast, just had a bowl for lunch, and it is delicious. Miss14 said it smells amazing. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Yvonne February 10, 2015 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    But of a labour of love all the stirring and turning but I will use a higher pan next time. It makes heaps though, I only made a half batch for the breakfast bar recipe and still heaps but smells delicious. Going to have some with yoghurt for brekky tomorrow! Thanks Peta

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