Full of fall flavors, this healthy granola is sweetened with applesauce and honey.  It is great by itself, or sprinkled on yogurt or ice cream.

We eat A LOT of granola in our house.  While I do have some favorite store-bought granolas, I like making my own because it is much cheaper, and I can control what goes into it.  And what is better right now than apple pie granola? Now that Labor Day has come and gone, I feel like fall is on the horizon.  Fall is one of my favorite times of year.  I love going apple picking and making all kinds of fall-inspired recipes.  While I haven’t gone apple picking yet, I did get started on making some fall-inspired recipes, and this granola is one of them!

I love how easy this recipe is!  The hardest part is having to stir it every 15 minutes, but the end result is totally worth it!  I love packaging granola in mason jars with a cute fabric scrap or ribbon added and giving them as gifts around the holidays.  That is, if I don’t eat it all myself! 🙂


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  •  Prep Time: 10 mins
  •  Cook Time: 1 hour
  •  Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  •  Yield: 8 1x



  • 3 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 T honey
  • 1 T canola oil
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Combine oats, pecans, and flaxseed meal in a large mixing bowl. In a microwave safe bowl, whisk together cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, applesauce, honey, canola oil, and salt. Microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute, until mixture is slightly warm and pourable. Pour over oats mixture until the mixture is coated with liquid. Spread on a greased baking sheet and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Bake until it is lightly golden and crunchy (not soggy). Enjoy!