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Pumpkin Granola

The perfect fall granola! Enjoy with yogurt, milk, or by the handful!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pepitas

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325° F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, spices, and salt. Mix well.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, pumpkin puree, applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth. Pour wet ingredients into oat mixture and stir until the oats are evenly coated. They will be moist. Evenly spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove pan from the oven and stir. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the granola is golden and crisp. Remove from the oven and stir in dried cranberries and pepitas. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
  5. *Note-serve granola with yogurt, milk, or enjoy plain.