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Today is a quick post with a recipe I had to share. A friend on facebook posted this recipe she found on Pinterest and I KNEW I wanted to try it. So I followed the link and added it to my “Food to add to our menu” Pinterest board.
My almost 5 year old niece (how did I get old enough to have a FIVE year old NIECE??) helped me bake this the other day. She is a great help in the kitchen and LOVES helping “Aunt Nina” cook (especially when she gets to lick the spoon.)
You might have to click over if you reading this in an email or reader to see the recipe. I am trying to make it printer friendly so you can print it or just pin it to Pinterest. :)
- 4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp . pumpkin pie spice
- ½ cup Baking stevia OR 1 cup sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp . baking powder
- ¾ cups pumpkin
- ½ cup Applesauce (unsweetened)
- 3 TBSP maple syrup (or honey or agave nectar)
- Optional add-ins: ½ cup white chocolate chips, 1 cup honey teddy graham lightly crushed
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet by spraying with cooking spray. Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the wet ingredients in another. Mix wet and dry ingredients together until it is well combined.
- Dump granola on baking sheet, spread out, and bake for 20 minutes. Take out of the oven, stir, and then bake for an additional 20 minutes or until the granola is golden brown and is crisp. (Mine wasn't completely crisp out of the ovenbut after it cooled it was plenty crispy) Let cool completely and then add in the optional add-ins of white chocolate chips or teddy grahams at this point if desired. (This granola is not overly sweet, so don't skip the white chocolate chips! The creaminess and mild sweetness of them combined withe spices of the granola is amazing!) Can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week.
And don’t skip the optional white chocolate chips in this! Seriously amazing! And I happened to have cinnamon goldfish so that was a fun addition too. I think raisins, cranberries, pumpkin seeds and who know what else would be a great addition to this.
My house smelled AMAZING after baking this! Seriously like I had just made Pumpkin Pie.
Yogurt with Pumpkin Pie granola and some Pumpkin spice coffee – I know what I am having for breakfast the next few mornings…
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