Pumpkin Spice Granola

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Homemade granola > all other granolas. It may have something to do with the satisfaction of making it yourself or the heavenly way your house smells after, but there’s certainly nothing like fresh and crispy homemade granola.

This batch is pumpkiny and spicy without being too over-the-top. And it’s just 133 calories a serving! Add almond milk and you’ve got a delicious, healthy and fast breakfast to fuel your day. It’s a healthy fall breakfast if there ever was one, but I could eat it all year long. IMG_7197

Pumpkin Spice Granola, from Skinny Taste
1/4 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed well and pat dry with paper towel
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup ground flaxseeds
1/4 cup pepitas (or other seed)
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup real maple syrup (or honey)
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp oil (coconut or canola)
1 tsp pumpkin spice (or more to taste)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch kosher salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325° F.
  • Spread oats and quinoa out on a parchment lined baking pan. Toast in the oven 10 minutes, stirring once.
  • Remove the oats from the oven, pour the toasted oats into a medium bowl and add the ground flaxseeds, pepitas, pecans and dried fruit.
  • Reduce oven to 300° F.
  • In a second medium bowl, combine maple syrup, pumpkin puree, oil, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, salt and vanilla. Pour over oats and stir together with a spatula. Spread back onto a baking sheet and bake an additional 20 minutes, or until golden.

Grab a bowl, drown in almond milk, and enjoy!IMG_7204

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