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Pumpkin Granola

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
Cuisine: Traditional Recipes
Servings: 32 1/4 c servings
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Tara Wright

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

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.

Nutrition

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