Apple Butter Granola

by Erin

Enjoy apple season in granola form with this easy homemade apple butter granola. With freeze-dried apples and almonds mixed in it’s a great topper for yogurt and more.

Apple Butter Granola

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After experiencing homemade pumpkin granola, I decided to play with another fall flavor – apples. The verdict? Now I don’t know which I like better! Which mean I will have to keep them both stocked because each are just as delicious as the other – what a horrible problem to have.

That also means I need to stock pile on the oats because I’ve been flying through huge containers of it making this stuff. I can’t believe I waited so long to make my own granola and now may never buy from the store again. Legit so much better and the flavor options are endless.

Homemade Apple Butter Granola

This recipe is based on the pumpkin granola, but with a few substitutions to make it apple-y instead pf pumpkin-y. Pretty obvious intentions, right? Just imagine what other ideas I may come up with! But for now, focus on the apples… are you focusing?

This would be great served over yogurt, pancakes, or just straight up. How are you going to eat it?

Easy Apple Butter Granola

Apple Butter Granola


Yield: 6-1/2 cups Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 5 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple butter
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup freeze-dried apples, chopped
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine oats, spices, and salt. Mix well.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, apple butter, applesauce, honey and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth. Pour wet ingredients into oat mixture and stir until the oats are evenly coated. They will be moist. Evenly spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Remove pan from the oven and stir. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the granola is golden and crisp. Remove from the oven and stir in apples and almonds. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
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Source: Adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

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Post updated 9/22/21, photo above is the original.

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April March 12, 2021 - 12:32 pm

Just found this after searching for a new way to liven up granola for my oldest kiddo who loves granola and apple butter which my middle son loves! Thanks for sharing

Erin March 13, 2021 - 7:10 pm

You’re welcome!

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Liz October 17, 2011 - 1:45 pm

Oh, wow…the addition of apple butter, applesauce and dried apples make this one delicious granola!

Tracey October 11, 2011 - 7:07 pm

What a fantastic idea Erin! I’m not a huge granola fan usually, but an apple version might have me reconsidering :)

Curt October 11, 2011 - 8:19 am

Wow, how tasty! I love granola and snacks like this.

Jennifer @ Mother Thyme October 11, 2011 - 8:12 am

This sounds delicious! I love granola with fresh yogurt! I’ll have to give this a try!

Kita October 11, 2011 - 8:05 am

I just made some apple butter and was wondering what I could do with it! Thanks for the granola inspiration!

natalie (the sweets life) October 11, 2011 - 7:53 am

This sounds awesome! I’m almost out of a batch of homemade granola and will need to make more soon…might have to try this kind! :)

Joanne October 11, 2011 - 5:43 am

I’m fairly certain I could find myself easily addicted to both apple and pumpkin granola. This looks so good! I want it sprinkled over some greek yogurt!

Lauren October 10, 2011 - 11:15 pm

Holy moly! Apples galore! I heart granola.

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 10, 2011 - 9:31 pm

Another great fall recipe!! There are just so many out there. This would be great with yogurt for breakfast.

Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum October 10, 2011 - 4:11 pm

Looks delicious! I love the idea of adding apples! yum yum.

San @ Obviously Cheddar October 10, 2011 - 2:31 pm

I love granola, especially with some low-fat yogurt. This recipe sounds like it would be amazing with the addition of the apple butter.

Kelly October 10, 2011 - 1:46 pm

What a great recipe, this sounds fabulous!! :)

Carolyn October 10, 2011 - 11:45 am

I love homemade granola, never would have thought to add apple butter, but it’s a great idea!

Steph@stephsbitebybite October 10, 2011 - 11:41 am

I need to start thinking about apples! I’m getting al ittle pumpkined out. This granola sounds so perfect! I want some!

spiffycookie October 10, 2011 - 11:58 am

I know I’ve been focusing too much on pumpkin I had to branch out, at least for a little.

Cassie (Bake Your Day) October 10, 2011 - 9:48 am

This sounds delicious. I love granola, especially with such wonderful flavors!


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