This is a bit of a two-part recipe – the apples come first, then the apple sunflower granola. Fall is here – preserve all you can!
Dried Apples are incredibly easy to make, and so delicious to snack on. Especially if you use a “premium” apple such as a Honey Crisp. The final product depends on what you put into it – a great apple makes an even tastier dried apple.
Apple Sunflower Granola
- 3 cups rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)
- 1 cup raw sunflower seeds, ground
- 6 Tbsp sunflower or avocado oil
- 6 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp fine sea salt
- 1 cup dried apples, chopped
Preheat oven to 300°.
Mix oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl.
Put oats and sunflower seeds in a large mixing bowl, pour oil mixture over, stir to coat. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet.
Bake for 40 minutes, stirring halfway through.
Let cool fully on counter, stirring a few times, to break up granola. When cool, stir in apple pieces.
Store in an airtight container. Use within a week or two for best taste, especially in high humidity.
Makes about 5 cups.