Apple Sunflower Granola contains chewy apples and crisp oats that make this a tasty breakfast recipe or trail mix when in the outdoor backpacking, hiking, or paddling.
- 3 cups rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)
- 1 cup raw sunflower seeds, ground
- 6 Tbsp sunflower oil
- 6 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp fine sea salt
- 1 cup dried apples, chopped
Preheat oven to 300° F.
Mix oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl.
Put oats and sunflower seeds in a large mixing bowl, pour oil mixture over, stir to coat. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet.
Bake for 40 minutes, stirring halfway through.
Let cool fully on the counter, stirring a few times, to break up granola. When cool, stir in apple pieces.
Store in an airtight container. Use within a week or two for best taste, especially in high humidity.
Makes about 5 cups.
See here for dehydrating directions on apples.