Oaty Apple Pie With Granola


We hope this year has brought you many things to be thankful for and that you are able to celebrate Thanksgiving with family, friends, and loved ones. If there ever was an official dessert for the month of November, it would have to be pie! If you are looking for a change from your usual pumpkin, try our oaty apple pie with granola!

This recipe embraces the best of the season by using apples, which are at their peak in the fall. Whether you prefer the tartness of granny smith apples or the sweetness of gala apples, feel free to adapt the pie to your favorites. The apple granola adds a wholesome element that complements the sweetness of the apples with a hearty and nutty flavor.  

Oaty Apple Pie Ingredients:

Pie filling and crust:

  • 1 frozen (thawed) pie crust or home recipe of your choice
  • 4lbs of apples red and green mixed (peeled, cored, and sliced or diced)
  • ½ cup of brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice

Granola topping:


  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped topping


  1. Follow prep. instructions for your favorite crust.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  3. In a large bowl, add sliced apples, lemon juice, sugars, flour, spices, and salt. Mix until apples are evenly coated.
  4. Pour apple mixture into thawed pie crust and cover with foil.
  5. Set in the oven on a cookie sheet or pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until apples have cooked down. 
  6. While the pie is baking, grab a medium-sized bowl, pour in apple granola and melted butter, and mix. Set aside.
  7. After 35 to 40 minutes or when the apples have cooked down, remove the pie from the oven and remove foil. Pour the granola mixture over the pie, covering all of the apple filling.
  8. Place the pie back into the oven uncovered and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.
  9. Remove and let the pie cool before enjoying it.
  10. Optional: serve with ice cream or whipped topping.

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There is nothing more comforting than the aroma of apples and warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg filling your kitchen on a crisp autumn day. Whether you’re baking it for Thanksgiving, a cozy family dinner, or just to enjoy the season, our oaty apple pie is a must-try dessert this November! Head to Little Red Wagon’s online store to stock up on our Big Apple flavor and get free shipping to all 50 states!


Stock Up On Our Pumpkin Seed Granola Before It’s Gone!


Our seasonal pumpkin seed granola, otherwise known as Pumpkin Patch”, is here for just a little bit longer! Let’s explore the autumnal ingredients and nutrition that make this Little Red Wagon offering a fan favorite, as well as unique ways to enjoy its pumpkin-y goodness!

Palate Pleasing Pumpkin Seed Granola

There’s a reason why our customers stock up on our Pumpkin Patch granola as soon as it becomes available. The pumpkin has a buttery sweetness that heats up with notes of spicy cinnamon. The pumpkin seeds and pecans bring a toasty nuttiness with a surprising tang from the dried cranberries. Each bite evokes the cozy warmth of a roaring hearth on a crisp fall day.

Healthy Benefits

The flavor isn’t the only star of this granola. Pumpkin seeds are rich in beneficial nutrients and minerals like magnesium, which is essential for bone health, blood sugar regulation, preventing heart disease as well as regulating stress and sleep. Not only that, pumpkin seeds contain the sleep-inducing amino acid tryptophan. The tryptophan and magnesium in pumpkin seeds may make a bowl of Pumpkin Patch granola the perfect late-night snack. 

Creative Treats to Try

While we love Pumpkin Patch granola sprinkled on top of yogurt, check out other fall combinations that also hit the spot: 

Pumpkin Custard: Blend one can of pureed pumpkin with 2 eggs, 1 ½ tbsp of molasses, 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice, and 1 tbsp of butter. Pour into ramekins and bake in the oven at 425℉ for 15 minutes. Let the custard cool for ten minutes before topping with the Pumpkin Patch granola. Enjoy with a dollop of whipped cream.

Pumpkin Granola Butter: Blend 2 cups of Pumpkin Patch granola, ½ cup of coconut oil,  ¼ cup of maple syrup, and a pinch of orange zest in a food processor until it reaches the desired consistency. Use as a dip for sliced apples, a topping for oatmeal or toast, or straight from the spoon!

Crunchy Acorn Squash: Follow this classic roasted acorn squash recipe. Once your squash is done cooking and has cooled slightly, generously sprinkle our pumpkin granola over the squash pieces. Enjoy with a seared pork chop or alone. 

Hot Tip: Pour the pumpkin granola butter on the roasted acorn squash for an indulgent, stomach-warming side dish. Yum!

Savor Our Pumpkin Seed Granola While It’s Still Available

There’s no doubt that pumpkin is the official food mascot of fall, which is why our Pumpkin Patch granola is so popular. Don’t miss out on this crowd-pleasing flavor. Visit our online store and enjoy free shipping on your order. Bon appetit!


Pumpkin Pie Balls With Peanut Butter


As the leaves start to turn and the air becomes crisp, there’s no denying that fall is in the air. Fall is synonymous with pumpkins, and for good reason. These vibrant orange gourds make for fantastic decorations and are a versatile ingredient in the kitchen. The subtle sweetness and earthy undertones of pumpkin blend seamlessly with various flavors, making it a star of the season.

  Pumpkin pie balls with peanut butter bring the essence of fall to your taste buds. The star ingredient, of course, is pumpkin puree. Rich in vitamins and fiber, it adds a creamy texture and a dose of autumnal goodness. Pair it with your favorite nut butter – almond, peanut, or even cashew – and you’ve got a heavenly combination that’s both nutritious and delicious. 

One of the best things about pumpkin nut butter energy balls is their simplicity. You can whip up a batch in just a few minutes, and they require no baking.  So, as you savor the beauty of fall foliage and embrace the cozy vibes of the season, don’t forget to treat yourself to these delectable little bites of fall goodness.

Pumpkin Pie Balls Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Little Red Wagon Pumpkin Granola
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter or nut butter
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup local honey or maple syrup 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ cloves
  • pinch of salt

Optional: fun, festive sprinkles


  1. Add pumpkin granola to a food processor and pulse to break up granola.
  2. Add peanut butter, pumpkin puree, honey, vanilla, spices, and salt to food processor.
  3. Pulse until blended into a sticky batter.
  4. Scoop out the batter with either a teaspoon or a small cookie scoop.  Roll into a ball and place on a cookie sheet with either parchment or wax paper.
  5. If you want to add festive sprinkles, sprinkle energy balls or place sprinkles in a small bowl and roll the ball around until covered.
  6. Place cookie sheet in the fridge for about 30 minutes or until firm. 
  7. Enjoy!

Greet Fall With Pumpkin Pie Balls 

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Introducing Our New Vegan Granola Bars

No secret here: We love granola. And, if you’re reading this blog, chances are you do too. That’s why we want to spill the crumbles and announce Little Red Wagon Granola’s new vegan granola bars! We’ve been working on this delicious new addition for a while because we wanted to perfect the details. Now that it’s available via our online store, here’s what you can expect!

You Asked for Vegan Granola Bars, And We Answered

We never ignore customer requests or suggestions because they improve our products. Over the years, we’ve been asked about the possibility of a Little Red Wagon Granola bar and stored your opinions and preferences in the vault—until now. 

We knew our customers wanted an allergen-free bar, so it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free (with the exception of coconut). We checked those boxes without sacrificing flavor. Oh, speaking of that…

Yum Without the Yuck

So many mass-produced granola bars are marketed as healthy and do contain healthy things like fiber and vitamins. Unfortunately, they may also contain large amounts of high fructose corn syrup, palm oil, or an excessive amount of unhealthy fat. 

To offer a more balanced alternative, our new, chewy vegan granola bars contain the following ingredients in order of amount: 

  • Tapioca 
  • Rolled Oats
  • Crushed Oats
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Chia Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Coconut Oil
  • Coconut Milk 
  • Molasses 
  • Maple Syrup 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Sweet Potato

The oats are packed with soluble fiber, resistant starch, protein, calcium, and several vitamins and minerals. Similarly, chia seeds contain all that, plus omega-rich fatty acids. In contrast, pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium, lignans, and zinc. 

As a nod to our southern roots, we also included sweet potato. Obviously, it tastes great and is like nature’s pudding when cooked, but it’s also a nutritional powerhouse. This humble root vegetable has cancer-fighting anthocyanins and supports skin and vision health with beta-carotene. Plus, sweet potato’s vitamin C content boosts immunity while the B6 content supports healthy brain function. 

We’re so excited to offer a new product that tastes as good as it feels. Plus, it’s a chewy consistency that won’t disintegrate all over the place as you enjoy it. 

Order Our Vegan Granola Bars Online 

We’re proud of all our products at Little Red Wagon Granola. Still, we’re especially excited about the launch of our granola bar! It’s perfect for car trips, after-school snacks, pre- or post-workout fuel, or lunch boxes. Visit our online shop to explore all our flavors and grab a few of the new bars!



“Good with Coffee” Granola Cake

Our “Good with Coffee” granola cake combines the wholesome goodness of granola and the coziness of fall flavors such as cinnamon and clove. What better way to kick off a tranquil weekend morning than a sweet breakfast, a good book, and a hot cup of coffee?  

The granola cake can also make for a great afternoon snack and can be enjoyed with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. Of course, if coffee is not your thing, this cake is also great with an herbal or black tea.  Enjoy a relaxing window and savor life’s simple pleasures as the leaves start to get their beautiful fall colors and the weather gets crisper. Try our granola cake as a great start to your fall weekend!

Coffee Granola Ingredients: 

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of milk of your choice
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup of wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp clove 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup Original Granola (slightly beaten) 
  • 1/2 cup Original Granola for garnish (slightly beaten) 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8×8 pan or small loaf pan with parchment or spray with cooking oil.
  2. Add brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, coconut oil, and milk in a medium bowl.  Combine until well mixed and set aside.
  3. Add flours, clove, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a separate small bowl. Mix until blended.
  4. Add wet mixture to flour and mix until just combined. Add the 1 cup of granola and fold into the batter.
  5. Pour batter into the pan and garnish with the ½ cup of granola.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cake is baked thoroughly.  Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake and bake until the toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let cool, slice, and enjoy!

Add Your Own Twist to Granola Cake With Little Red Wagon Flavors

If you love coffee cake and want to experiment with different granola cake add-ins, check out our online store and explore our different flavors. To find more recipes and ways to use Little Red Wagon Granola, peruse our recipe catalog. Bon appetite! 



When It Makes Sense to Buy Bulk Granola

Some people shy away from buying bulk granola because they assume it doesn’t keep for long, and once it goes stale, there’s no way to revive that satisfying crunch. We’re here to tell you that neither is true. Not only is buying in bulk better for the environment and your wallet, but we’ve also got the hacks to extend its shelf life and preserve its texture! 

Bet on Bulk Granola 

Individuals often spring for large amounts of food or drink products if they are organizing an event, have a large family, donate to food banks, supply complimentary snacks for staff, or simply want to ensure that they have enough food in case of an emergency. 

Plus, buying bulk granola is a smart way to cut down on packaging and save a little money. Next time you’re at the grocery store, take note of the price per ounce of a product and compare it to the same product’s bulk-version price per ounce; it’s often slightly cheaper! 

At Little Red Wagon Granola, we sell four-pound bulk bags of our Cosmopolitan, Crunchy Monkey, Mocha, and Original flavors. For people who enjoy granola regularly, buying a four-pound bag rather than a 10-ounce bag is a savvy way to ensure they have their favorite snack on hand without contributing to waste or adding to the cost. 

How to Extend Granola’s Shelf Life

The prevailing wisdom is that granola has a shelf life of three to six months, if not longer. While granola is not a typical breeding ground for mold or bacteria, the oil and nut content might turn. A good indicator of this is a slightly bitter smell. Rancid oil will not make you sick, but the taste is unpleasant. 

To avoid spoiling or staleness, take half or more of your bulk supply, divide it into four quarters, place each parcel into an airtight container or tightly sealed bag, and store it in your freezer, where it can last for six months or more. 

You can keep the remainder of your fresh granola in its original bag. Just seal it properly after each use or place it in an airtight container. As long as it’s kept from light, heat, and air exposure, granola can stay fresh even longer than six months!

How to Revive Stale Granola

If the unthinkable happens and your granola turns (shudder) stale or mushy, fret not! There’s a quick, easy fix to resurrect its crispy texture. All you have to do is spread a layer of granola on a non-stick baking sheet. Then, heat it in the oven for five to six minutes at 400 degrees. Make sure you don’t put too much on the sheet; otherwise, it won’t toast evenly.

Take it out and rejoice in the crunchy revival! Allow it to cool completely before repackaging to prevent moisture from getting trapped inside and triggering the stale cycle again.

Stock Up On Little Red Wagon’sGranola Online

We may be biased, but we love our handmade granola’s low-maintenance, practical nature. With so much food waste in the world, it’s reassuring to know that there’s a delicious, filling option that’s easily stored long-term. Ready to embark on bulk? Visit our online store and stock up on your favorite flavors!



Cosmopolitan Granola Bites for Energy


If you want a quick and easy afternoon snack, granola bites are a great choice for providing energy! Granola energy bites are incredibly convenient because they require minimal preparation and simple ingredients like granola, peanut butter, honey, or maple syrup. These are a no-bake snack, so they can be whipped up quickly without warming the oven. This makes them ideal for busy afternoons when hunger strikes, but time is limited.

Not only are granola energy bites quick and easy to make, they are a healthy and nutritious option. Our granola has a fiber-rich mix of oats, nuts, and dried fruits, providing a good dose of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. When combined with protein from peanut butter and natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup, these energy bites become a well-rounded snack that helps you sustain energy levels throughout the afternoon. 

Granola energy bites can also be a convenient on-the-go snack when heading to the office, school, or running errands.

These tasty snacks are also easy to customize for any picky eaters. Feel free to choose your favorite Little Red Wagon Granola flavor and jazz it up by rolling in chia seeds or whatever strikes your fancy. Granola energy bites are a delicious, quick, and wholesome snack to help you tackle the day. Try it today!

Cosmopolitan Granola Bites Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Cosmopolitan granola or your favorite 
  • 1/2 cup natural, creamy peanut butter or your favorite nut butter
  • 2 tablespoons chia seed
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Optional: additional chia seeds, melted chocolate, or other toppings 


  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients breaking up any really big granola chunks.
  2. Stir very thoroughly to combine.
  3. Scoop using a teaspoon and your hands, press firmly to form one-inch balls. 
  4. If using any additional toppings, roll the formed ball in the preferred topping.
  5. Place in an air-tight container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  6. Reshape energy balls as needed, and enjoy!

Power Up Your Day With Little Red Wagon’s Granola Bites

The key to sticking to a healthy diet and preventing burnout is to have ready-made, portable snacks on standby. With crowd-pleaser recipes like this one, that’s easier than ever!

Discover more filling recipes here and experiment with Little Red Wagon Granola flavors by ordering a variety pack!


Why Buy Granola Butter When You Can Whip It Up Yourself?

If you’re a nut butter fan, you’ll love granola butter! Creamy, toasty, and nutty, it can be used in various ways. Plus, it’s super simple to make. So, don’t shell out your hard-earned bucks on pre-made versions. Instead, whip it up yourself and get creative with customizations! 

How to Make Homemade Granola Butter

You can use any Little Red Wagon Granola flavor as the base for your butter, but we love making it with our Mocha granola. Feel free to add extra ingredients like ginger, canned pumpkin, sesame seeds, or flavored extracts.  


  • 1 10oz Bag of Little Red Wagon Mocha Granola (or flavor of choice)
  • ½ Cup coconut oil (add more or less to thin or thicken the mixture)
  • ⅓ Cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds 
  • ½ tsp orange zest
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup 
  • 1 pinch sea salt


  1. Place your ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Blend on high until you’ve reached the desired consistency. 
  3. Pour mixture into a jar and refrigerate. 
  4. Bon Appetite!

Tasty Ways to Enjoy

Granola butter is pretty versatile, and how you’ll use it depends on the flavors you’ve chosen to include. We like to use our granola spread in the following ways:

  • Topping off a smoothie or bowl of oatmeal.
  •  As a dip for strawberries, apples, or bananas.
  • Spread on toast or an English muffin.
  • Drizzled over ice cream.
  • Licked from a spoon!

Proceed with caution—this stuff can be addicting!

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We love traditional granola fixes, like using it as a topping for yogurt. But we also get pumped to experiment with our favorite snack, and blending up some granola butter scratches that itch. Visit our online store to dream up more fun with granola and get free shipping anywhere in the US!


Big Apple Granola Crusted Pork Chops

Summer is synonymous with firing up the grill. While burgers and hotdogs may dominate the grilling scene, why not switch things up this grilling season? Say hello to our Big Apple Granola Crusted Pork Chops. They are a fusion of sweet and savory flavors that will elevate your summer grilling game to new heights.

Granola, typically associated with breakfast or snacking, may not seem like an obvious choice for grilling. However, when used as a crust for pork chops, it adds a delightful crunch and a subtle sweetness that perfectly complements a juicy pork chop. The combination of savory pork and the wholesome goodness of granola creates a harmonious blend of flavors and textures that will delight your taste buds.  

And, of course, no one wants to toil away in the kitchen prepping food in the summer.  These pork chops come together quickly and are easy to prepare on the grill. This summer, think beyond traditional grilling fare and let our granola-crusted pork chops bring a unique twist to your cookouts or barbeques.

crusted pork chops ingredients
Big Apple Granola Crusted Pork Chop Ingredients



  1. Pat pork chops with a paper towel so they are dry on all sides. 
  2. Divide yogurt in half and coat each pork chop with yogurt on all sides.
  3. Add granola to a food processor and blend until fine crumble forms. Transfer the crumble mixture to a plate. 
  4. Add garlic, salt, and pepper to the granola crumble plate. Stir to combine the mixture creating a rub on your pork chops. 
  5. Place yogurt-covered pork chops on the crumble mixture and coat all sides of each pork chop evenly with the granola rub. Lightly press the rub into the meat. 
  6. Cook pork chops on a grill heated to medium-high heat with oiled grates to prevent sticking. (Alternatively, you can sear in a pan on the stove over medium heat.)
  7. Make sure the internal temperature of your pork chop reaches at least 145 degrees which is about 4-6 minutes on each side. 
  8. Allow the pork chop to rest for at least 3 minutes before serving to allow the juices to redistribute.
  9. Enjoy with a glass of pinot noir or chilled chardonnay!

Let LRWG’s Granola Crusted Pork Chops Inspire More Sweet and Savory Combos

Savory or salty flavors tend to make sweet notes sing and vice versa- so don’t be afraid to experiment with unlikely food combinations! Our online shop has a variety of Little Red Wagon Granola flavors that are great to add to salads and grilled dishes. Interested in becoming a wholesale granola partner? Spread the LRWG love to your community by applying online. Bon Appétite!



Fuel Up With Tasty Travel Snack Box Treats Featuring Little Red Wagon Granola

July is undoubtedly, one of the most popular travel months. After all, people are on summer vacation and looking to escape for a little rest and relaxation. Even when you’re not traveling, you’ll still be busy driving to recreational activities and running errands. So, a travel snack box is the perfect way to fuel up on the go. Here are some tasty snack ideas for summer-specific travel. 

Plane Travel Box Snacks 

Plane travel is famously lacking in the food area, so it’s especially important to bring your own to avoid chalky cookies and overpriced airport food. The best plan of action is to pack a treat that isn’t terribly messy and won’t stink up the plane. Below are some low-maintenance options for air travel:

  • Fill a four-compartment container with baby carrots, raspberries, Crunchy Monkey granola, and cubed cheese.
  • A simple ham and cheese sandwich paired with apple slices provides the perfect mix of protein, complex carbs, and fiber for longer flights.
  • For a vegan option, pack a veggie wrap with hummus, sprouts, tomatoes, lettuce, avocados, and sliced bell peppers. Sprinkle fillings lightly with salt, pepper, olive oil, and red wine vinegar.

Keep in mind that TSA may confiscate anything containing peanuts, as they are a common allergen.

Car Trip Treats

The good thing about traveling in the car is that you can stop and wash out your travel snack box, which means you have more options—unless you’re the driver. Luckily we have ideas for both drivers and passengers that are sure to satisfy whether you’re sitting in traffic on your way to work or hauling kiddos to the Grand Canyon.

Passenger Snacks

  • A classic yogurt and granola parfait packs the perfect punch of protein, calcium, complex carbs, and fiber. We love our original granola because it pairs well with pretty much any flavor of yogurt. If dairy isn’t your thing, top some unsweetened applesauce with our Big Apple granola for an apple crisp dupe.
  • Use a divided container to pack veggies or chips and some dip. Alternatively, you could mix Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and slice fruit to dip it in. Yum!

Driver Snacks

  • Make mini-kabobs by spearing turkey-wrapped cherry tomatoes (or your preferred veggie) with a toothpick. Make sure the container is easily accessible so you can focus on driving.
  • Pour our Lemony Sunshine Smoothie or Orange Cosmopolitan Smoothie into a travel mug with a straw. 
  • Make mocha energy balls by mixing nut butter, soaked Medjool dates, Mocha granola, almonds, and shredded coconut in a food processor. Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls and chill overnight before adding them to your snack box and hitting the road.

Swim, Hike, and Bike Fuel 

If you’re traveling outside by way of biking, hiking, or swimming, then constant hydration should be the priority. Other than having plenty of water on hand, you’ll also want energy from carbs and protein, as well as foods that can replenish electrolytes. Pack your beach bag or sports backpack with these goodies to power up while you play.

  • Cube watermelon, dress in lime juice, and freeze for a refreshing treat full of H2O, potassium, and magnesium. 
  • Quench your thirst with an icy agua fresca brimming with electrolytes. Just blend cold mango, coconut water, lime juice, and a bit of sugar before pouring through a fine-mesh strainer and into a travel tumbler.
  • Make a Caprese sandwich by spreading pesto on whole-grain bread. Add fresh mozzarella and sliced Roma tomatoes with a bit of salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Throw an unpeeled banana in your bag! They’re self-contained and higher in potassium than any other fruit. 

No Travel Snack Box Is Complete Without Little Red Wagon Granola

We look forward to summer fun all year, but the hot months are even more enjoyable with these food options that keep you nourished and energized. Stock up on the most travel-friendly snack of all by visiting our online shop and choosing from our yummy selection of handmade granola. Stay cool!