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Granola Apple Crisp

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granola apple crisp

This crisp is supposed to be the answer to my beloved apple strudel, which  I could eat at any given time. My grandmother used to make the most delicious apple strudel. I remember watching her peel apples with a small knife, leaving one long ribbon of apple skin. There’s something very comforting about eating warm apple and cinnamon anything; especially during the holiday season.

As much as I love apple strudel, I don’t like making it. It takes time and skill. It’s not something you put together in minutes.granola apple crisp

This granola apple crisp, on the other hand, can be prepared in no time while giving me the flavors of an apple strudel.  In my opinion,  baked fruit crisps aren’t just dessert food, and if you’re only having them after dinner, you’re missing out. The trick is to dial back the sugar a bit, keep the topping as crunchy as possible and eat it first thing in the morning, with a generous helping of your favorite yogurt on top. After dinner, I like the crisp topped with whipped cream.

A few days ago, one of my college girls made it home for the holidays. She worked so hard for her finals so I decided to make this crisp for us to enjoy by the Christmas tree. We talked, laughed and ate together –  the best kind of moments. We may or may not have finished the entire dish!?!

granola apple crisp

For this simple apple crisp recipe I used Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Honey & Almonds. Seriously, the most time-consuming part was preparing the apples.  Quaker® Simply Granola has 34 grams of whole grains and very low sodium, and makes the topping crunchy and super tasty.



3-4 apples

1 1/4 cup  Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Honey & Almonds

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 cup flour

1 1/2  tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter

1 tbsp lemon juice




1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add granola, brown sugar, flour, 1 tsp of  cinnamon to a bowl. Stir in melted butter.


2. Spoon half of the topping in a buttered baking pan or casserole dish.

granola apple crisp

granola apple crisp

3. Peel and slice apples. Toss them with remaining 1/2 tsp cinnamon and lemon juice.


granola apple crisp

4. Sprinkle apples over granola mixture.


5. Sprinkle remaining granola mixture over the apples. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 – 40 minutes

granola apple crisp




Making this apple crisp was so easy with Quaker® Simply Granola. It’s tasty and filling with hearty, satisfying crunchy granola clusters.  My local Walmart carries a variety of Quaker® Simply Granola products. Some include real fruit like apples, cranberries and raisins.

Make this, and eat it for breakfast this week. It’s perfect on a cold winter morning.

Want more #SimplySatisfying Quaker® Simply Granola recipes? Find them here!


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If you follow me on Instagram or read my blog you may know that a few months back my oldest daughter got married. This year, the newlyweds will celebrate their first Thanksgiving and Christmas as a married couple. I’m very excited for them and decided to surprise them with a photo art gift of their favorite memories from their special day.

Photo art from Minted makes a beautiful gift using the images from their big day.  You can choose from elegant or classical styles, flora and fauna, cities and states, or hand drawn elements to personalize wedding photos into keepsakes that the couple will be honored to display in their home.

Minted artists offer exceptional designs like the foil-pressed photo gifts. These prints are available in 17 different framing options and a variety of sizes as well.

Also, Minted has the most beautiful holiday cards. You need to check them out! And right now until November 22nd there’s a holiday card sale going on.  You will receive 15% off orders of $150+ and 10% off orders of $100+. 


Between now and November 22nd, Minted is giving away three (3) $100 gift cards to three (3) lucky Mom In Music City readers. To enter click HERE and submit your name and email. Good luck!

Newlyweds First Holiday Gifts From Minted

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The holidays are upon us and it’s time to start thinking about that gift list.  If your family has newlyweds (I have),  you will have a unique addition to your list . This year marks our first Christmas with my son-in-law.

There’s only one first Christmas, so help them make it memorable with a holiday gift hat celebrates their new identities, wedding day, or new home!

I’ve teamed up with Minted to  compile a few gift suggestions that are special for the new Mr. and Mrs.

Minted offers truly unique art, stationary, and home decor you won’t find anywhere else.

Here are some of my favorite newlywed gift ideas from Minted.
Destination-inspired art


"Golden Gate Bridge" - Foil-pressed Art Print by Jody Wody in beautiful frame options and a variety of sizes.



Photo gifts




"Blue Solitude" - Art Print by Laura Morris in beautiful frame options and a variety of sizes.


Home decor




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