How is it already practically November??!
I’m getting so so behind on my pumpkin t0-make list, but I’m trying to squeeze one quick recipe in before Halloween is over!
This granola is a healthier option to balance out the mass amounts of Halloween candy coming your way. I prefer granola lightly sweetened, so that it’s not as sugary as most of the store-bought granola.
In the mood for granola but sick of pumpkin everything?
Pumpkin Spice Granola
2 and 1/2 cups oats
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup pepitas
1/2 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup maple syrup or honey**
3 T melted coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 and 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice*
pinch of salt
1 T molasses (optional, but I love the depth of flavor it adds)
Preheat oven to 325. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.
In a large bowl, toss the first four ingredients together [oats, walnuts, pepitas, coconut].
In a medium bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients and stir until smooth [pumpkin, honey, oil, vanilla, spices, salt, molasses].
Pour the pumpkin mixture into the oat mixture, and stir until fully combined.
Evenly spread the granola mixture onto the baking sheet.
Bake for 25-35 minutes. Take the pan out and stir the granola every 10 minutes. If you prefer large clusters, just gently stir once at the halfway point.
*1/4 tablespoon each of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice
**may add extra sweetener to taste. or you could add a teaspoon or two of brown sugar, coconut sugar, etc.