Saturday, 8 October 2016

Pumpkin Pie Granola

I have made a few different recipes for pumpkin pie granola and although they have all been good this one has always won in taste tests with my family. I love granola and eat it most days of the week, so it is a nice change to try something different. This recipe doubles well. I wrapped this granola up and gave it to my family for a healthy Thanksgiving gift.
 Sprinkle over yogurt, apple sauce or over your box cereal to give it a little extra flavour.
1/4 cup is 129 calories and 8 grams of fat.

 Pumpkin Pie Granola

  • 3 cups large-flake rolled oats
  • 2 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 3/4 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup roasted unsalted shelled sunflower seeds
  • 3 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
In large bowl, stir together oats, rice cereal, pumpkin seeds,  pecans, sunflower seeds and flaxseeds.
In saucepan over medium heat, cook brown sugar, maple syrup, oil, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Pour over oat mixture, tossing to coat.
Spread on a parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Bake in  325ºF (160ºC) oven, switching and rotating pan halfway through and stirring twice, until crisp and golden, 30 to 35 minutes.
Let cool on rack. Break up any large clumps. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

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In a large bowl combine the nuts, seeds, cereal and oats.

In a saucepan over medium heat combine maple syrup, brown sugar, oil, cinnamon,salt,  ginger and cloves.
Stirring until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Pour the sauce over the nut and seed mixture. Stir well. 

Place parchment paper on baking sheet. Dump the granola on the baking sheet. Bake in 325 degree oven for about 30-35 minutes, stirring the mixture a couple of times and rotating the pans once to ensure even browning. Cool on a baking rack.

I bagged the granola up for Thanksgiving gifts.

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