Vegan Apple Pie Granola with Toasted Pecans and Quinoa

Posted by in Breakfast, Cooking, Granola, Thanksgiving | 0 comments











Hello & Happy Saturday!!







If there is one concept I love making from scratch, it’s granola. I typically always reach for my basic avocado toast, but some days I’m craving something a lil sweet and homemade granola is just so easy! 


Let’s be honest, right now, the market is saturated with ready made granola. Let’s also be honest, that’s because everyone loves a good granola, it’s cheap to make, making the profit margins very high. These products are also very high in sugar and also feature additives to make them shelf stable. That being said, you can skip all of that and control the sugar content an just make it yourself!


I don’t do a lot of oatmeal today, but I love oats and find them not only nutrient dense, but nostalgic. Morning oatmeal was my fathers go to, so I love to work it in where I can as it’s fiber packed, filling, affordable, and can make a good flour alternative for various concepts. 


What’s fab about this Apple Pie Granola, is everything!








It features homemade dehydrated apples, it’s the saving grace concept for apples on their way out, has minimal ingredients, minimal added sugar, features crispy pecans, quinoa for an added protein boost, can easily be made in bulk, given as a holiday gift, perf for fall, and is my new favorite granola!!



If you love all things apple pie or simply love a good staple granola, you have to try my vegan Apple Pie Granola with toasted pecans and quinoa!!









Why this recipe rocks: 







Can easily be made in bulk

Easy homemade dried apples

Perf for fall  

Features Quinoa 


























clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares icon

Apple Pie Granola

  • Author: Eat Drink Shrink
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x



  • 3 granny smith apples, peeled, chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil 


  • 3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup dry quinoa 


  1. Dehydrated apple: Preheat the oven to 225 degrees. Peel and slice apples, and chop. You can slice the apples more into chips if desired by using a  mandolin. Combine the apples with the coconut oil, cinnamon, and coconut sugar and throw on pan lined with parchment paper. Bake at 225 degrees for one hour, then flip the slices and bake an additional hour to 1 1/2 hours. 
  2. To make granola: Preheat oven 300 degrees
  3. Combine the oats, pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, maple syrup, quinoa, and melted coconut oil. Mix well to coat evenly
  4. Pour mixture on a parchment-lined baking sheet, spreading evenly
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping the granola at the 15 minute mark
  6. Once granola is cooled, add the diced apple chips


  • Serving Size: 1










Eat Drink Shrink Newsletter

Subscribe + get my top 12 Cooking Tips!

I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )

I will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Top of page