Monday, July 11, 2011

Pumpkin Granola


So, I was trying to get to our website, but was saved in our recent web addresses and so I started thumbing through the recipes. I was craving homemade granola because we ran out of our last week and I stumbled upon this recipe. I LOVE pumpkin anything (except pie interestingly enough...) and decided to try it out. I left out the pepitas and dried cranberries but it is so incredibly delicious and chewy and tasty. It's like a holiday party in your mouth. It is so good on our homemade yogurt! Try it out!pumpkin granola

Pumpkin Granola


5 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
¾ tsp. salt
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup pumpkin puree
¼ cup applesauce
¼ cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup pepitas


1. Preheat the oven to 325° F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine oats, spices, and salt. Mix well.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, pumpkin puree, applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth. Pour wet ingredients into oat mixture and stir until the oats are evenly coated. They will be moist. Evenly spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.

4. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove pan from the oven and stir. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the granola is golden and crisp. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

*Note-serve granola with yogurt, milk, or enjoy plain.

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