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Healthy Pumpkin Granola Recipe

By December 21, 2011 One Comment

My mom and I are back with another recipe for you.  Click here if you missed our pumpkin black bean soup recipe.  It was delicious.

Granola is a very tasty snack or breakfast, but it does contain quite a bit of calories.  It is always better to make things from scratch.  Enjoy the video and then below the video will be the recipe and my moms commentary 🙂

PUMPKIN GRANOLA

3 c. organic oats
1 c. raw sunflower seeds/walnuts, pecans, etc.
1 c. organic unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 c. slivered almonds
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 tsp. seasalt
3/4 c. brown sugar-less works too 🙂

3/4 c. pumpkin puree
1/4 c. maple syrup or honey
1 tsp. vanilla
34 c. dried cranberries/raisens, dried apricots, apples, etc.

Mix dry ingredients (execpt the cranberries). Whisk the wet ingredients and add to the dry ones.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 min. to an hr., stirring frequently.
Add cranberries after taking out of oven.

NOTE:
The coconut flakes tend to brown quickly, so you may want to add them towards the end of the baking time, or
just add them raw, with the cranberries. May also add the slivered almonds raw, with the dried fruit.

If you wish, you may substitute applesauce for some of the pumpkin puree.

Good to eat with plain yogurt, or with some coconut milk, or on top of some fresh fruit. Or have around for a snack for
the kids, add to their school lunches, etc.
Granola is quite high in carbs, good carbs, but you may want to limit it to sev. Tbsp. if watching your carbs/calories.
And like always, feel free to experiment with that sugar, using raw organic, coconut palm sugar, date sugar, xylitol or
stevia………or no sugar, just some maple syrup or honey!

Do you enjoy making granola?  If so please share with everyone in the comments section below how you make it.