This cinnamon toast crunch granola is reminiscent of my favorite childhood cereal. It’s loaded with sweet cinnamon flavor and good-for-you ingredients.
Did you used to eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal when you were little? Or maybe you still eat it now! No judgement – I just made Ben a Cinnamon Toast Crunch cake for his birthday and it was wayyy too good to even describe.
Making that cake and munching on Cinnamon Toast Crunch reminded me of happy childhood times. I still love cinnamon flavor, and decided I needed to make a cinnamon packed granola recipe.
Why you’ll love this cinnamon toast crunch granola
Packed with cinnamon flavor. The star of this granola is one spice – cinnamon! It will make your home smell like Christmas morning as you bake it.
Healthier than the breakfast cereal. This granola is much lower in sugar and higher in fiber than Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. It’s made with whole grains and has healthy fats from cashews.
Tastes like a warm hug. Cinnamon is such a comforting and warming spice. You’ll feel as if you’re being wrapped in a hug when you take a bite of this granola.
How to make cinnamon toast crunch granola
Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Mix together wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
Pour wet into dry ingredients, and mix to combine well.
Press granola into a single layer on a lined baking sheet.
Bake until golden brown, and let cool before breaking into clusters.
Tips for making this recipe perfectly
Don’t mix the granola at all while it is baking. This way, you’ll end up with big clusters to eat.
Use old fashioned rolled oats (certified gluten free if needed). The texture of quick or steel cut oats is not ideal for granola recipes in general.
Keep an eye on the granola during the last few minutes of baking. It can turn from golden brown to burnt pretty quickly.
This healthy apple pear crisp is the best fall dessert that everyone will love. It’s filled with cinnamon, oats, pecans, and fresh fall fruit.
When it comes to dessert, I go one of two ways. It’s either allllll the chocolate, or a combination of warm fruit and crust/crisp plus cold vanilla ice cream. Every time I eat fruit crisp warm from the oven, it trumps chocolate in that moment.
This apple pear crisp tastes decadent, but it’s healthy enough you could eat it for breakfast! There is no refined sugar and it’s minimally sweetened with maple syrup. Also, the fruit and oats add fiber, and pecans and almond flour add healthy monounsaturated fats.
How to make healthy apple pear crisp
I combined two of my favorite fall fruits, apples and pears, in this dessert. I left the skin on because I don’t mind it, and that’s where most of the fiber lives, but feel free to peel your fruit if you’d like!
Slice apples and pears very thin.
Mix fruit with cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
Mix dry ingredients for the crisp topping.
Add the wet ingredients and combine.
Pour fruit into a baking dish, and top with crisp in an even layer.
Bake and then enjoy with your favorite vanilla ice cream!
Why you’ll love this healthy apple pear crisp recipe
It’s super easy to make. Apple crisp is much simpler to make from scratch than apple pie, but still has similar flavor and is just as delicious. This recipe doesn’t require peeling the fruit, which makes it even simpler!
It tastes (and smells) like holidays at home with family. This crisp is filled with cinnamon, ginger, apples, and pears, which warms your home with the sweetest aroma as it bakes. It’s the perfect dessert to serve at Thanksgiving.
Filled with nourishing ingredients. This dessert is low in added sugar and fat, so you won’t feel weighed down after eating it. It really is healthy enough to have for breakfast! (Highly recommended).
This peach blueberry crisp is vegan, gluten-free, and sweetened only with maple syrup, but it is the most delicious summertime dessert everyone will love!
Cobblers, crisps, and crumbles are some of my absolute favorite desserts, especially in the summertime! The combination of sweet warm fruit, crunchy cinnamon-y topping, and cold vanilla ice cream is just irresistible.
My family makes this cobbler multiple times a summer, and I wanted to create a similar recipe that my people with dietary restrictions could enjoy! This final recipe is a peach blueberry crisp instead of a cobbler, but I promise it is just as satisfying.
What’s the difference between peach blueberry crisp, crumble, and cobbler?
I had to look this one up myself as I was naming this recipe, and thought it interesting to share! These three desserts all have a similar base of warm baked fruit, but the difference is in the topping.
A crisp topping contains oats, in addition to other ingredients like cinnamon, flour, butter, and sugar.
A crumble topping is very similar to a crisp topping, except it doesn’t have usually oats. Crumbles have a streusel-like topping made of mostly flour, sugar, and butter.
A cobbler is the least similar of the three. To make cobbler, you drop biscuits onto the fruit before baking it.
Which one is your favorite? Crisp, crumble, or cobbler?
Ingredients in this Peach Blueberry Crisp
This recipe is so easy to make, and only uses ten plant-based, gluten free ingredients! You probably already have a lot of these ingredients in your pantry.