Friday, October 7, 2011

Homemade Pumpkin Granola

I saw this recipe on Pinterest this week and had to make it! I made a few changes and it turned out really good. But even better than how it tastes was the way it made my house smell! AMAZING! Enjoy!

What you will need:
-5 cups rolled oats (old fashioned oats)
-1 tsp. cinnamon
-1 tsp. nutmeg
-1 tsp. salt
-3/4 cup brown sugar
-1/2 cup pumpkin from a can
-1 individual cup of applesauce (the little individual cups you eat with a spoon)
-1/4 cup maple syrup
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 1/2 cups slivered almonds
-1 cup sunflower seeds

What to do:
-Preheat oven to 325. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray and set aside.

-In a large bowl, combine oats, spices, salt, cranberries, almonds and sunflower seeds.

-In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, pumpkin, applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth. Pour wet ingredients into oat mixture and stir until the oats are evenly coated. Spread mixture evenly on baking sheet.

-Bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove pan and stir/toss granola then bake for an additional 15-20 minutes. Remove, let cool completely then store in airtight container.

**Serve granola with yogurt, milk or eat it plain.

1 comment:

Lia Joy @ life is aMAYESing said...

Leslie, this looks delicious!! I'm a new follower of your blog and ironically, your husband is the reason my husband joined Kappa Sig at A&M back in 2003 :)

Love your blog!!