With walnuts and apple chips, this apple cider granola goes all in on apple while being crunchy and toasty. Serve it with yogurt, just milk or a mix of fruit.
1 crisp apple, cored
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup apple cider
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F. Line two sheet pans with parchment.
Slice the apple 1/8-inch or thinner using a mandolin. Place the apple slices in a single layer on the prepared sheet pans. Bake the apples for 1-1/2 hours until they are dried and brown. Set aside to cool before roughly chopping.
Increase the oven temperature to 300 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, cinnamon, salt, walnuts, honey, apple cider and vanilla extract. Spread the mixture onto a parchment-lined sheet pan. Bake for 15 minutes and toss the granola. Continue baking for 15 minutes until golden brown checking the granola every 5 minutes to make sure it does not burn.
Allow the granola to cool and then mix in the dried apple.