Over the holidays, I discovered Whole Foods 365 Pumpkin Spice Granola. It was deliciously yummy, but sadly only available during the winter holidays. So, I decided to experiment with Tara’s Homemade Granola to see if I could make my own Pumpkin Granola that I can enjoy all year.

I mixed pumpkin puree into the wet ingredients to add the rich flavor of pumpkin.

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To the dry ingredients, I added pumpkin pie spice with its blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and ginger.

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I, also, added Pumpkin seeds to the dry ingredients to up the pumpkin flavor and crunchiness.

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I mixed the dry and wet ingredients together.

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After the wet and dry ingredients were fully combined, I poured the granola onto 2 baking pans.

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The granola baked for 1 hour at 300° F. Be sure to stir it every 15 minutes.

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Remove the granola from the oven and cool it completely on the baking pans. I stored it in air tight, glass containers.

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When I pour out the serving that I’m eating at one time, I add the dried cranberries and apples to it. I like my Pumpkin Granola with either almond milk or vanilla yogurt made with coconut milk. Or I eat it right out of the jar as a snack.

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I hope you enjoy my Pumpkin Granola as much as I do. Cheers!

Pumpkin Granola

Ingredients

  • 5 cups extra thick rolled oats
  • 2 cups unsweetened flake coconut
  • 2 cups slivered almonds
  • 3 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 cups raw unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbls ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbls pumpkin pie spice
  • 1½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup light olive oil
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
  • Dried cranberries
  • Dried apples

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300° F.
  2. Whisk together olive oil, honey, and pumpkin puree in a medium bowl.
  3. Mix together oats, coconut, nuts, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and salt in large bowl.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
  5. Stir until fully coated.
  6. Spread evenly on 2 baking pans lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake until golden brown - approximately 60 minutes - stirring every 15 minutes.
  8. Cool completely on baking pans.
  9. Serve with dried fruit.
  10. Store granola in air tight container. Add dried fruit when eating.
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