’tis the season for pumpkin.
Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Pumpkin bread. Pumpkin pie. Carving pumpkins. And I love it.
In honor of pumpkin month I’ve developed a tasty Pumpkin Pie Granola that you should all take the time to make and enjoy.
PUMPKIN PIE (TWICE BAKED) GRANOLA
3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup coconut flakes (I prefer unsweetened)
1/4 cup crumbled graham crackers
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup pecans
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, etc
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup pumpkin purée
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat the oven to 375F degrees.
Combine oats, coconut, graham crackers, pumpkin seeds, pecans, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in large bowl.
Mix brown sugar, oil, maple syrup, and vanilla in a sauce pan and simmering low, stirring occasionally. Use a candy thermometer to get it to 225F degrees–about 8-10 minutes.
Pour warm mixture over dry ingredients and mix well in bowl.
Spread out on large cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden. Shaking sheet and mixing granola half we through.
Let cool completely and then bake for another 10-12 minutes.
Let cool again, and enjoy with Greek yogurt!