Easy, healthier granola!
Easy Cinnamon Apple Granola with dried apples, walnuts, pepitas, and hemp seeds.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine oats, walnuts, pepitas, hemp hearts, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a smaill bowl, whisk together coconut oil, ⅓ cup maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Pour over dry ingredients and stir until the oat mixture is evenly coated.
Pour mixture onto baking sheet, spread, and pack down flat (using a piece of parchment or plastic wrap is an easy, mess-free way to do this).
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Stir about halfway through, pack back down, drizzle tablespoon of maple syrup over the top, and bake for the remaining time or until granola is golden brown. If it looks like the walnuts are browning up quickly, tent a piece of foil over the pan for the remaining baking minutes.
When done, granola should look golden brown. Place baking sheet on wire rack and let granola cool completely. When cool, break up granola into pieces and stir in dried apples. Store in an airtight container.