AIP Baked Apple Cinnamon Granola
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Recipe type: Dessert or Snack
Serves: 15
 
Ultra crunchy, sweet with warm spices this granola is free of grains, nuts, seeds, dairy, refined sugar, bad fats, and gluten. Serve it over Paleo Apple Crisp or homemade coconut yogurt or grab a handful for snack on the go.
Ingredients
  • 2 C. Organic Dried Banana Chips
  • 1.5 C. Organic, Unsweetened Coconut Chips. *You can use Organic, unsweetened shredded coconut if you don't have the chips on hand.
  • 1.5 C. Organic Fuji Apple Chips, crunched with your hands into small bite size pieces
  • ½ C. Organic Raisins or Currants
  • 2 Tlbs. Organic Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil, melted
  • 2 Tlbs. Raw Local Honey
  • 2 Tlbs. Coconut Secret Coconut Nectar
  • 1 Tlbs. Coconut Sugar
  • ¼ tsp. Vanilla Powder or Alcohol Free Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tsp. Ground Cinnamon or 2 drops doTERRA Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large glass, stainless or ceramic bowl place crushed apple chips.
  3. In a large food processor place banana chips and pulse until the chips become small bite size pieces. About 20-30 times. Be sure there aren't any full chips hiding in there. Break them up if there are and be sure you are not getting too many crumbs either.
  4. Add banana chips, coconut, and raisins to the bowl with the apples.
  5. Mix until all is incorporated.
  6. In a small bowl melt your coconut oil.
  7. Add coconut nectar, raw local honey, coconut sugar, vanilla and cinnamon or doTERRA Cinnamon Bark essential oil, and salt. Stir with a spoon to combine. It will be very thick and some oil will be on top. That's ok!
  8. Pour liquid mixture over dry mixture and stir all contents around so that every piece of fruit is coated with liquid mixture.
  9. Spread granola mixture evenly on a sil pat (or parchment paper) lined large sheet pan.
  10. Cook in oven for 15 minutes.
  11. At 15 minutes stir granola to be sure all is getting browned.
  12. You want color but not burnt!
  13. After you stir, cook granola for 5-10 minutes more being sure to check often that it is not burning.
  14. When granola is done it needs to cool for about a half hour. That's where the crunch comes in!
Notes
When this granola first comes out of the oven it will not be very crunchy but as it cools it will be!
Recipe by Feasting On Joy at https://feastingonjoy.com/aip-baked-apple-cinnamon-granola-3/