Pumpkin Apple Cinnamon Granola-Crunchy and delicious flavors of fall, sweetened with maple syrup and packed with nutritious goodness.
I’m so bummed, it still doesn’t feel like fall with temps in the 90’s, but I’m not gonna let that stop me from enjoying the flavors of fall. Apples and pumpkins are two of my favorites right now and I put both of them in this super delicious Pumpkin Apple Cinnamon Granola recipe.
I became obsessed with granola when I was in high school and all through college, it was my go-to snack during long hours of studying. It can be eaten so many ways, straight from the container, as a cereal with milk, over yogurt, ice cream or over fruit. Before a workout, after a workout, it’s the perfect energy food.
I love that granola can be personalized to your own individual taste and I was craving for that fall feeling, I chose dried apples, walnuts, white raisins and my favorite pumpkin, with those warm pumpkin pie spices.
Unfortunately it still feels like summer where I live. The local weather man predicts cooler temperatures for the weekend, but only in the 70’s. I’m ready for it to be in the 50’s and 60’s, that’s when it really feels like fall and I can pull out my boots.
So it may not feel like fall, but it’s tasting like fall with this tasty and addicting Pumpkin Apple Cinnamon Granola. The smell of pumpkin throughout the house is so wonderful, puts everyone in the fall mood.
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- ½ cup walnut pieces
- ½ cup raw pepita seeds (pumpkin seeds)
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 cup dried apples, chopped
- 1 cup golden raisins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large shallow baking pan with a silpat baking sheet or parchment paper, set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, coconut flakes, walnuts, pepitas and sea salt.
- In a smaller bowl mix together the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.
- Transfer the pumpkin mixture to the oats, toss to coat, if you think it's too wet, add in a bit more oats.
- Spread evenly on the prepared baking pan and bake 20 minutes, tossing halfway through baking. After 20 minutes if it's not brown enough continue to bake until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and toss a bit. Allow to cool.
- Transfer to storage container and toss in the dried apples and raisins.
- Enjoy with your favorite plant-based milk, with yogurt, over ice cream or just eat as a snack.
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