Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins
Major homemade granola kick happening at our house right now! Here's another homemade granola recipe for y'all...flavored with pumpkin and pumpkin-y spices! And packed with a little flaxseed punch too! Anyhoo...add this to your list to try later this fall...or whenever you can get your hands on some canned pumpkin. I used my last can that I'd stockpiled last year to make this! Perfect in a bowl with milk, on top of plain or vanilla yogurt or just as it is!
- 1⁄3 cup applesauce
- 1⁄2 cup pumpkin puree
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract or 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1⁄2 teaspoon maple extract
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 2 cups traditional oats
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup flax seed (optional)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 1 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 300°F.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the applesauce, pumpkin puree, maple syrup and extract.
- In larger mixing bowl, toss together the 2 kinds of oats (I use both kinds because I find it clumps better, as the littler oats can get into the "Crevices" of the bigger oats -- making nice clumps!), brown sugar, flaxseed, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
- Spoon the pumpkin mixture into the oat mixture and combine until all the oats are covered in the pumpkin mixture.
- Spread onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, then gently toss and mix in the pecans and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
- Stir in the raisins or other dried fruit after it has cooled some on a cooling rack.
- Store in an airtight container for up to a week. Beyond a week, I recommend storing in a plastic container or freezer baggie in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Serve Pumpkin Pecan Granola as is, over yogurt or with milk.
- P.S. You could certainly eliminate the brown sugar and up the maple syrup to 1/4 cup if you prefer!
- P.P.S. I used whole flaxseeds. If you wanted to grind them before mixing them in, that'll work too!