This is a versatile recipe that always turns out delicious.
We like to use this granola to top yogurt, ice-cream or just to eat stand-alone with a little almond milk as a grab-and-go breakfast.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 32 1/4 c servings
Preheat oven to 200 degrees
In a large mixing bowl add oatmeal, seeds (chia/hemp) and nuts (optional) and mix together.
In a 2 cup glass measuring cup or similar sized bowl–combine pumpkin, maple syrup, honey, oil, spices and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
Pour wet mixture onto dry mixture and mix until combined with wooden spoon or your hands.
Pour out granola mixture onto a baking sheet with sides or two 9×13 baking dishes.
Bake at 200 degrees for 20 minutes at a time for a total of 60 - 90 minutes. Stir at each 20 minute increment.
Granola is done once it's lost it's moisture and is crunchy. In humid/damp environments, it will take longer to bake.
Once granola is removed from the oven, mix in 1 cup of raisins or other dried fruit. Options could be a variety of dried fruit including dried blueberries, cherries, yellow raisins, mangoes, pineapple. You can also add things like shredded coconut to mix things up a bit.
Store in an airtight container and enjoy!
This is a very versatile base recipe that can be changed with the seasons.
Try adding different dried fruit & nut combinations to mix up the flavors.
Nut Options Include: 1/2 cup pecans or other nut of choice such as pistachios, walnuts, macadamia nuts, cashews, almonds, coconut flakes.
Dried Fruit Options include: cranberries, blueberries, cherries, yellow raisins, mangoes, pineapple, apples.
Note: You can swap out the pumpkin for pureed banana as well.
Share your favorite combinations in the comments.
Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.6mg