A Delicious Adventure

The holidays are usually when I bake—and experiment with recipes I’ve bookmarked throughout the year. I could probably never bake my way through all of them. However, I’ve challenged myself to develop recipes that incorporate granola in response to so many requests from family, friends and fans of Pat’s Granola.

It has been terribly gratifying to see pics of how PG is being enjoyed. My friend Patrick even encrusted a pork loin in granola, which was simply intriguing. 

The fall season has also inspired me to cook with locally grown Ohio apples that have been in the farmers markets. Tasted Pinova, Elstar and Melrose apples from Rittman Orchards for the first time this year! These are wonderful eating apples, however, I’ve been cooking with them with delicious results. 

If you’ve followed my blog, you’ve read about my granola cinnamon rolls. And I’ve gone a few steps further with a granola apple crumble which will definitely be on rotation this fall and winter.

Granola apple crumble ready for the oven.

Fresh apples paired with warm spices and granola on a rainy fall morning. This would be perfect for the holidays when family and friends gather. Inspired by a delish.com recipe. Here’s how:

Makes 8 servings


1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, melted, plus more for pan

1 c. all-purpose flour

1 c. Pat’s Granola

3/4 c. lightly packed brown sugar

1/4 tsp. kosher salt

5 large apples, cored and sliced  into thin wedges (I used Pinova, honey crisp and Elstar)

1/2 c. granulated sugar

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp. ground cloves

Juice of 1/2 lemon



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Grease a large pie plate or baking dish with butter.

Mix together in a bowl, flour, Pat’s Granola, brown sugar and salt. Stir in melted butter and combine thoroughly. 

To the baking pan add apples, spices, sugar and lemon juice. Spread evenly in pan.

Spoon crumble topping over apples, pressing down lightly. Add more granola, if desired.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until topping is golden brown and apples are bubbling.

Serve warm plain or with whipped cream or ice cream.


Would love to hear about your holiday recipes. 

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