Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pumpkin Granola

I've posted a granola recipe once before and granola is not rocket science but I do feel like a lot of people are afraid to make it at home, or maybe feel like it's difficult. It isn't and I want to share this recipe with you so you can see how simple it is, make your own adjustments and enjoy a dish at home. It's perfect for the season and even more perfect for breakfast at the holidays.

Happiest of holidays to you and yours!

Pumpkin Granola

3C rolled oats
1/2C pureed pumpkin
1/4C hazelnut (or almond) oil
2T honey
2T maple syrup
1/2t cinnamon
1/2t nutmeg
1/2C dried cranberries
1C chopped pecans
1C mini chocolate chips

Heat an oven to 350 and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. In a large bowl combine; oats, pumpkin, oil, honey, maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg (make sure you really mix these ingredients so all of the pumpkin is combined). Pour out onto the prepared baking sheet and spread this and evenly. Bake for 10 minutes. Stir, spread again and bake another 10 minutes then add the cranberries and bake 5 minutes. Stir and add pecans. Bake a final 5-10 minutes (watch it closely so it's browned but not burned). Remove and cool completely on the pan then stir in the chocolate chips and store in an airtight container for up to one week.


  1. YUM!! ever thought to make pumpkin granola! My husband and daughter would deffo love this. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I really need to bake a batch of this soon.

  3. This sounds tasty! I'd eat it right up with some Greek yogurt!

  4. This really sounds wonderful. This is my first visit to your site, so I took a little extra time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary